Cumberland Times-News

October 10, 2013

Schools for the Deaf and Blind to stay in Romney

MARLA PISCIOTTA
Cumberland Times-News

— ROMNEY, W.Va. — Officials in Hampshire County are ecstatic that the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind will be staying in Romney.

The West Virginia Board of Education said in a news release Thursday, “It became very obvious to us that the community of Romney is the right place for the schools and the students.”

Board president Gayle Manchin said, “The care shown by the Romney citizens for every individual student and adult associated with the schools provides the underlying strength and fiber for the backbone of support necessary for the success of the overall mission of the schools.”

Hampshire County Commission President Bob Hott said he feels the testimonials given by the teachers, students, parents, grandparents and employees at the Sept. 11 meeting before the state board were the catalyst that led to the board’s decision.

“I am pleased with the decision of the board and relieved that this resolution was passed,” said Hott.