Kenneth Burdett School of the Deaf
The Kenneth Burdett School of the Deaf (KBS) is housed on the Ogden Campus and serves northern Utah from the middle of Davis County to the Idaho border. KBS serves approximately 50 self-contained students and serves an additional 12 outreach consultant students from local northern Utah districts. The school offers an array of curriculum options for students ranging in ages from preschool to 22. Elementary and post-high classes are located on the Ogden campus and secondary students are served by our teachers in a public school setting. These host schools are currently North Ogden Jr. High, and Weber High School. KBS is a dual language program for students.
The Kenneth Burdett School offers a variety of educational opportunities in order to effectively meet the individualized needs of each student. Comprehensive academic and social programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing are based on appropriate assessments and placement. The educational environment encourages the development of a positive self-concept and challenges all students to achieve their potential. The secondary settings (7th – 12th grades) provide self-contained classrooms as well as mainstreaming opportunities as appropriate. While in mainstream classes, an ASL interpreter is provided for our students to enable full access to the curriculum. Post high school learn adult transition skills. Students are able to access employment training opportunities at the Ogden/Weber Applied Technology College where students can receive a trade certificate, and/or on-site training opportunities with various companies. Our students enjoy doing on-the-job training with companies such as Sears, Smiths, Honks, and Petco, just to name a few.
Many Post High School students also can live in a residential cottage where they learn more independent and social skills. These students have “parental-type” supervision where they are involved with participating in more family or home-style living arrangements and responsibilities.
Faculty and Staff
Our professional staff is composed of outreach teachers servicing deaf and hard of hearing students in Box Elder, Ogden, Weber, Morgan, Cache, and Logan school districts. Outreach consultants see their students several times each week, or once or twice a month depending on the IEP needs of the student. There are 10 teachers of the deaf in self-contained classrooms, one ASL Specialist, one Reading Specialist, 6 Para-Professionals, two full-time job coaches, eight full-time interpreters, and one office specialist for a total of 33 people who provide service to our students.
USDB Ogden Campus
742 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, Utah 84404