Apr 28, 2020 4:08 PM

BrightHouse Receives $10,000 contribution from the American Electrical Power Foundation

Posted Apr 28, 2020 4:08 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Local domestic violence and sexual assault organization, BrightHouse has received a generous contribution from the American Electric Power Foundation.

The Foundation is the charitable arm of American Electric Power based in Ohio, whose renewable energy division, AEP Renewables, announced it was constructing the Flat Ridge 3 Wind Farm in Kingman and Harper Counties earlier this year. Flat Ridge 3 is a wind farm comprised of 62 wind turbines that will produce 128 megawatts of electricity.

Especially in these strange and difficult times, BrightHouse is grateful to continue to serve the community with the support of organizations like the American Electric Power Foundation.

For more info on BrightHouse, please visit www.brighthouseks.org. BrightHouse also has a 24/7 hotline that can be reached at 620-663-2522.

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Apr 28, 2020 4:08 PM
Faris to get special needs playground

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.