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The W.Va. Schools for the Deaf and Blind will remain in Romney

Cecelia Mason
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia Board of Education had asked Superintendent Lynn Boyer to study the costs and benefits of keeping the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind in Romney versus moving them to another location. Boyer made a presentation to the Board Wednesday and in a statement announced the Board voted Thursday morning to keep the schools in Romney.

Boyer said the decision will allow the WVSDB and the community work together to make improvements to the Schools.

Boyer said her focus over the next few months will be on revisiting the comprehensive plan and identifying funding sources to improve the campus.

In September, board met at the WVSDB, toured the campus and met with citizens from the community who expressed avid support to keep the Schools there. 

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