GMSA@9 Debrief: Edgewood ISD transitional school brings students back on campus
SAN ANTONIO – KSAT12′s Sarah Acosta joins David Sears to talk about how a program for special education students is adjusting during the pandemic. The Edgewood Independent School District’s Burleson School for Innovation and Education helps special needs students ages 18-21 make their transition easier and reach life goals. With the help of several grants and a partnership with Texas A&M San Antonio, the school provides many on site job opportunities for students that help prepare them for the real world. To view the video, click above.
Burleson School for Innovation and Education brings transition students back on campus
SAN ANTONIO – When a special education student graduates from high school, that transition into the real world can be a little tough. The Edgewood Independent School District’s Burleson School for Innovation and Education helps special needs students ages 18-21 make that transition easier and help them reach life goals. A graphic t-shirt print shop and bike repair shop help them gain niche work skills. An outdoor garden on campus isn’t just a place to relax, but a workspace that teaches students how to grow and take care of plants. Typically, the program has about 30 students on campus, but this Fall only about half of them are coming back for in-person learning.