Annual Reports

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A Reflection from the Board and the Superintendent

 
In 2018 – 2019, Texas School for the Deaf continued to make great strides on implementing our Strategic Plan for school improvement. Our goal to ensure that KIDS MATTER, not only here on campus in Austin, but statewide, was manifested in every aspect of our work. This work could not have been accomplished without our amazing partners. In this report, you will learn more about the wonderful staff, students, parents, and community members that have helped us ensure that deaf and hard of hearing students thrive.
With the 86th Legislative Session behind us, we are proud of our advocacy efforts with our parents, Texas Association of the Deaf and leaders who testified and supported the passage of bills that will advance language equality and acquisition for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, more resources for families with infants identified as deaf and improved culturally sensitive language to identify students who are deaf and hard of hearing. TSD also successfully secured funding in the session for Phase 2 of its Master Plan to include a new commercial Culinary Arts kitchen and café as well as safety, security and infrastructure upgrades for the campus.

This annual report will share highlights of our work offering a look inside the way in which we provide living and learning opportunities that integrate academic, social and emotional development that help each and every student to succeed.