South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind

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About Us

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    About Us
     
    The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind is the state's specialized school for students who are deaf or blind. The main campus is located in Spartanburg, but the school serves students statewide through its campus and outreach programs. 
     
     
    Governance
     
    The work of the school is overseen by the school's president and an all-volunteer board of commissioners appointed by the governor. The 11-member board includes representatives of:
    • SC's Seven Congressional Districts
    • SC 's Blind Community
    • SC's Deaf Community
    • SC's Sensory Multidisabled Community
    • The State of SC at Large
     
    Ex-officio board members include:
    • SC's State Superintendent of Education
    • SC's Commissioner of the Department of Health and Environmental Control 
     
    Funding
     
    The SC School for the Deaf and the Blind is funded through state, federal, and donor dollars. The school also receives fees for many of its outreach services.
     
    The school's fundraising arm is The Walker Foundation, a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
     
     
     
    Strategic Planning
     
    The SC School reviews its strategic plan  on an annual basis and reports its accomplishments in a yearly accountability report.
     
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