Parents of deaf students have been wondering what will happen to Tulsa Public Schools deaf education program under recently proposed school closures.

Right now, the only deaf education program in the district is at Wright Elementary, which is set to be closed under the consolidation plan.  Shelley Anderson’s son was in the program throughout grade school, and she has high praise for it.  “The teachers are so kind, they’re caring, they love your children,” Anderson said.

She said many kids at Wright who are not deaf try to learn sign language to be more supportive of the deaf students.

TPS says the program will continue at a different school if Wright closes, but some parents like Anderson are worried that it might not have the same supportive, school-wide atmosphere that exists at Wright.