Bill requiring resources for deaf students fails in Senate

Hearing Aid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A bill to require schools in South Dakota to accommodate the educational needs of deaf students has failed in the state Senate.

It may be reconsidered this week.

The bill would require schools to provide teachers and specialists for deaf and hard of hearing students, but opponents said they have not heard from the Department of Education that there is a problem in addressing the needs of students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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