SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind appears to be safe from state budget cuts.
Last week the State Board of Education drafted a list of potential programs that could be cut should the state budgets be tightened this year.
Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind was on that list, which caused a lot of concern in state residents.
However, the board finalized that list on Friday, and Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind was no longer on it.
“What the state board has determined is it wants to take a longer and closer look at the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind,” said Larry Shumway, state superintendent of public instruction.
Shumway pointed out that the state board never said it was recommending that the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind be cut, the board just put the USDB on a list to think about.
“I certainly understand the angst that it caused, though,” Shumway said.