NYSD has been deeply engaged in the accreditation process and last week was the final test. On Sunday, November 17th, four members of the Conference of Education Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD), a national authority in deaf educational programs and services, arrived at Fanwood for a three-day evaluation.
Throughout their visit, the CEASD accreditation team met the NYSD Board of Trustees, students, staff members, parents and alumni. They observed classrooms and studied our reports. The visiting team worked very long days and continued their reports late into the night in order to come to a conclusion by the deadline.
At the end of their site visit the accreditation team announced that for the first time in history, they were excited to share that their recommendation is that New York School for the Deaf receive Full Accreditation status.
This recommendation will be officially presented to the full CEASD Board but we can expect to receive an official certificate for Accreditation in May.