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Dedication Ceremonies Celebrate New School Buildings for Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind

Release date: 12/3/2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio School for the Deaf and Ohio State School for the Blind unveiled their facilities on Tuesday, Dec. 3, in ribbon cutting ceremonies.

The schools, which have not undergone major improvements to facilities since opening their doors on the neighboring north Columbus site in the early 1950s, have been under construction since their groundbreakings in 2009.

Designed by the Ohio-based architectural firm, SHP Leading Design, the new schools and resident buildings utilize leading green design in their construction, and state-of-the-art assistive technologies installed throughout the new academic facilities to improve student instruction and participation.


Ohio School for the Deaf

What: The new school dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiled the addition of 55,185 square feet and 26 teaching rooms. Program highlights included elementary students leading the Pledge of Allegiance in American Sign Language and high school students signing the national anthem.

Where: Ohio School for the Deaf, 500 Morse Road, Columbus, Ohio
 

Ohio State School for the Blind

What: The new school dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the addition of 56,728 square feet and 23 teaching rooms. Program highlights included the nationally-recognized Ohio State School for the Blind marching band.

Where: Ohio State School for the Blind, 5220 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio
 

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