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KSD Mission Statement

The Kentucky School for the Deaf ensures that deaf and hard of hearing children and youth in Kentucky have educational opportunities to develop their potential to become educated, life-long learners and productive citizens. In partnership with families, local school districts, and other service providers, KSD functions as a statewide educational center where:

Students come first;
Teaching and learning go hand in hand;
Students learn and flourish;
Families are valued;
Hearing loss is viewed as a difference, not a deficit;
Experienced staff care;
Knowledge and experience are shared;
An equal opportunity playing field is a given.



School History Video

This student-made film is a brief history of Jacobs Hall, the only remaining building on the KSD campus in Danville that remains from the mid 1800's when the school began. KSD was the first state-supported school for deaf children in the United States. The script of this video was written and performed by Mrs. Karen Schulz's 5th Graders for a contest for Kentucky Educational Network television. The film is voice interpreted for those who do not know American Sign Language. Jacobs Hall Museum now serves the campus, the community, and people around the state as an archive of the school's rich history. 

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