South Dakota School of Blind and Visually Impaired now in new facility


ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – It was an historic day for the South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (SDSBVI) Monday. It marked the first day of classes in a brand new building after nearly six decades in a previous structure.

Superintendent Marje Kaiser said there is plenty to like about the new facility.

She said the school serves about 25 students during the school year inside the building, but serves many more throughout its outreach program.

Kaiser said there are about 40 students involved in a skills of blindness program during the summer months.

Interestingly enough, Kaiser won’t be around to enjoy the building much. She has announced her plans to retire this spring.

When asked what she will miss the most, there was no doubt in Kaiser’s mind.