Carver Elementary School hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier this month for the district's first playground designed to accommodate the school's special needs students.
More than 10% of the school's students have physical disabilities, but were without an accessible playground until now, according to a release.
“With this new play structure, we went a step beyond 'handicapped accessible...'” Jon Schultz, chairman of the Carver Playground Committee, said in a release. “An inclusive design not only allows access to the physically disabled, but it encourages kids of all abilities to play together, allowing them to benefit from the collective experience.”
In 2015, a group of Carver Elementary School parents formed the Carver Playground Committee in an effort to raise money for an inclusive playground structure. In total, the group raised $160,000 for the project.
For more information, go to carverplayground.com.