Apr 28, 2020 3:49 PM

Faris to get special needs playground

Posted Apr 28, 2020 3:49 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Some special needs playground equipment is going in at Faris Elementary School. The USD 308 Board of Education Monday approved the purchase and installation of equipment that will allow special needs students to safely enjoy playground time.

Faris Elementary School, is one location of the special education classrooms in the district with higher needs students. It will allow students to have access to playground equipment who do not now.

Currently, work is being completed on an addition to the Faris building, making the timing of the playground work ideal. Cost of the $102,222 project will be covered with Medicaid funds in the district’s capital outlay budget. Those funds cannot be used for salaries.

Also during Monday’s meeting, the Board approved the social studies curriculum adoption. This seven-year teacher-driven curriculum adoption had task forces of teachers from different grades set up to review options.