Florida School For The Deaf/Blind


Florida School For The Deaf/Blind


The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is the state's center public school for eligible hearing-impaired and visually-impaired students pre-school through 12th grade. There is no cost to families for tuition for eligible Florida residents. Founded in 1885, the School awards standard and special diplomas and prepares its graduates for a wide range of professional careers and trades. FSDB has an impressive 99% graduation rate. Each year, over 70% of the graduating class continues their education at colleges, universities, and technical training centers. The School is comprised of two departments: the Department for the Deaf and the Department for the Blind and Special Needs. The Special Needs Department serves students who are either deaf or blind and who have a secondary handicap which affects their ability to learn. From a Simple Beginning... Today, the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is the largest school of its type in the United States. The School has grown from three small buildings on five acres to 47 major buildings on 72 acres of land. From the original biennial appropriation of $20,000, the School has a current operating budget of over $40 million. The unspoiled natural beauty of coastal Florida provides the backdrop for the 70-plus acre campus of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Located in beautiful and historic St. Augustine, Florida, the nation’s oldest permanently settled city, the School is nestled on the banks of Florida’s scenic Intracoastal Waterway. White stucco, Spanish tiled roofs and moss-draped oaks create a serene setting in which to live, teach and play. For more great information about St. Augustine/St. Johns County, click the following link: http://www.teachers-teachers.com/r?St_Augustine_Information Come find all you're looking for with the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind (FSDB)!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is to utilize all available talent, energy, and resources to provide free appropriate public education for eligible sensory-impaired students of Florida. As a school of academic excellence, the school shall strive to provide students an opportunity to maximize their individual potential in a caring, safe, unique learning environment to prepare them to be literate, employable, and independent life-long learners. The school shall provide outreach services that include collaboration with district school boards and shall encourage input from students, staff, parents, and the community. As a diverse organization, the school shall foster respect and understanding for each individual.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind (FSDB) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Florida School For The Deaf/Blind