TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Gabriel Cardenas
Office of the Superintendent
FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 7, 2021
Deaf School Welcomes Delegates From National Accreditation Organization
Austin Texas - November 7, 2021 – Today, Texas School for the Deaf (TSD) welcomes representatives from the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD).
CEASD is a national organization with accreditation authority for U.S. schools serving students who are deaf and hard of hearing, based on twelve quality standards set to positively affect student performance and show continuous improvement. In addition to meeting the quality standards for accreditation the school must complete a critical self-analysis whereby the school community examines the work of the school against research-based factors to set the strategic direction for the school in support of its mission and vision.
The CEASD accreditation team of professionals with in depth experience as administrators in deaf education, are onsite visiting the TSD campus, through November 10, 2021 – a review that happens every five years.
About the process to prepare for such a visit, TSD Superintendent Claire Bugen says, “It is very comprehensive and engages our entire community in continuous improvement.
The school faculty and staff has been diligent with our work preparing for this visit for the last year and a half in spite of some setbacks due to COVID-19, so we are excited to finally welcome these esteemed delegates to review the amazing programs and services TSD provides to students and the community.”
ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (TSD)
The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating Texas students who are deaf and hard of hearing since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about Texas School for the Deaf, visit: tsd.state.tx.us.