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Schools To Replace Playground Equipment

(Le Mars) -- Efforts are underway to replace the playground equipment found at the three Le Mars Community Elementary schools.  Scott Parry serves as the principal for the Kluckholn elementary school and has been overseeing the project.  He says this summer, people will notice four new playground sets.

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Parry says, so far, the local Parent Teacher Organization has been able to raise approximately one-fifth the cost for the playground equipment.

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He says the expected costs for the new playground equipment is set around $350,000.  The Kluckholn principal says the time has come to replace the old equipment because it has become worn and rundown, and no longer meets all the regulations.

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Parry says the new playground equipment is built to offer fun challenges for students and to provide for a safer environment.

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The elementary school principal says all the playground equipment should be constructed and ready for use by the time school starts next fall.  Parry says the P-T-O is still raising funds for the project, and donations are being accepted.  Later this year, the school will be holding a raffle for a riding lawnmower that has been donated by ICON Ag and Turf with the proceeds to go towards the financing of the playground equipment.


Bids will be accepted from playground equipment manufacturers for the next month, with the school board set to review those bids during their March 24th meeting.

 

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