[nfbmi-talk] not just deaf community either

Scott Ford scotte.ford at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 02:12:09 UTC 2011

Hello Joe,
	The really disgusting part of the deal is if the deal does not go
through the school does not revert back to MDE, it goes on the block to the
highest bidder.  Our government really made a big mistake in this one.

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Today we learned that the deal is stalled and that the Low Incident Outreach
program will be moved back to Flint on this campus. And by the way it is
still the Michigan School for the Deaf and Blind by statute and again we
must follow the money including how the Michigan Department of ED. is
handling the trust for the blind in this and related regards (namely Camp

Regardless this shows the deaf community is listened to as much as the blind
community has been in this and other sorry affairs which is not at all.

Joe Harcz
Letter: Deaf community wants to keep Fay Hall


Published: Wednesday, April 06, 2011, 10:49 AM

Community Voice | Flint Journal Letters


Community Voice | Flint Journal Letters



Voice: Warren Coryell, endorsed by Michigan School for the Deaf Alumni
Association and the deaf community


To the School Board and PTA of Powers Catholic High School: We the Deaf
people of Michigan oppose the sale of the Michigan School for the Deaf. For

Catholic High School this is a win-win situation at our expense. The deaf
people are making the utmost sacrifice.


Legislators were misled into believing the deaf community was 100 percent
behind the sale. The input of the deaf community was never sought. The deaf

were never asked if we wanted a new school or to keep and move to Fay Hall.
The agreement as written does not guarantee the survival of MSD

once the lease expires.


Vatican City is an emotional part of Catholic life. Catholics worldwide
would object to a sale of the Vatican. The Vatican is the history, culture,

foundation of your church. It is what makes you a Catholic. Likewise MSD is
our Vatican. It is our history, culture and foundation. It is what ties the

deaf community together. It is our pride. For example, do you socialize with
your kindergarten classmates today? Deaf adults still socialize with their

kindergarten classmates today because of MSD.


Fay Hall has no sentimental value to Powers Catholic High School. The deaf
people of Michigan have more than 150 years of history in Fay Hall and the


We the deaf people of Michigan are asking you to take the new school
building. The deaf people are asking you to allow us to keep our Vatican
City, Fay

Hall. This calls for you to do the right thing. Give Fay Hall to the deaf
people where it rightfully belongs.


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