Why are there so many kids at the school of tomorrow?
According to an article published by Buzzfeed on Friday, it’s because kids with autism and other developmental delays often have “challenging social skills and communication difficulties.”
That’s why, for instance, the school district was looking for ways to teach its students how to use social media.
“As a school district, we wanted to create a place where kids can learn about what we do and how we interact with others,” said Superintendent Joseph Pascual-Leone.
Pascuelle explained that in order to teach the kids how to be social and communicate with others, the district was building a new facility.
The new facility will be called the “Klack School,” and it will be located in the former School of Technology at the University of Central Florida.
The facility will also house the school’s new school counselors and staff, Pasculles office director of media relations, Sarah Johnson, told the Orlando Sentinel.
This is the school that will provide services for students with special needs.
“I think this is the perfect opportunity to get a lot of new students in, especially students who are struggling with their social skills,” Johnson added.
A school counselor will be available at the facility, and the school is set to begin accepting students in January 2018.
Johnson told the Sentinel that the new school would serve as a “place for children to feel safe,” but added that it was unclear if the school would offer special services for families with special children.
“There are children who may need special services but they might not have a family member who would be available to help,” she said.
The school district is currently holding an open house for parents and staff to find out more about the new facility and to learn about other options for students in need.
“Our goal is to make the experience a lot more comfortable for families who are looking to come to the school,” Pasculle told the newspaper.
Johnson confirmed to the Orlando Tribune that the school will be open for about four weeks.