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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Members of the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee heard from a number of special schools and commissions during a regular meeting Tuesday afternoon. They discussed fiscal year 2013-14 budget review for The Louisiana School for the Deaf and Visually Impaired.

"When we look at cuts we look at cuts to non-direct care," says Elizabeth Moore, Louisiana Superintendent for Special Schools. "We're looking at cuts not to our residential programs, not to our educational programs. We're looking at cuts to physical plants, operations, any of the activities that may allow us to realize some efficiency."

Moore is facing about a six percent cut or $1.4 million to the two schools in Baton Rouge off Brightside Ave.

On a different note, Moore also complained about not having any colleges in the state providing sign language certifications for her employees. She says she has to send her employees to Beaumont, TX to get certified at Lamar University. "Have any universities or colleges in Louisiana reached out to you recently that you know of about training some of these people?" said Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge.

"With cuts like everyone if facing this is not a high-attendance class." replied Moore.

The Legislative session starts at noon Monday.

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