POSTED: Monday, July 20, 2009 - 9:55am
UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say the relocation of
the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired to the 116-acre
campus of the Louisiana School for the Deaf is almost complete.
Education officials say consolidating the two campuses will save
the state around $3 million this fiscal year, which began July 1,
officials have said.
Most of the savings will be in personnel. The schools will keep
their separate identities but will share some key services, such as
security, human resources, food services and maintenance.
Janet Ford, director of the blind school, said that the school's
dormitories, administrative offices and several classrooms have
already been moved into three buildings on the deaf school campus.
Ford said the remainder of the move will be completed in the
next two weeks.