Thanks to the hard work and generosity of parents, past and present, we've raised all the money we need for the new playground structure. And the cost of the ground preparation (the concrete frame and wood-chips) is included in the new school construction budget. However, because the new school is built with accessibility in mind, students with mobility issues will now be able to attend Tennyson. We know that one family intends for their daughter, who uses a wheelchair, to start at Tennyson next year. So, the Tennyson 2020 committee is now trying to ensure the playground is accessible for people with mobility issues.
While wood-chips are technically considered wheelchair accessible, the reality is they're very difficult for a child to traverse. After carefully considering the options, the Tennyson 2020 committee agreed the best surface for our playground is pour-in place rubber flooring because it's durable, low maintenance and extremely accessible. The cost of pour-in place rubber flooring is more than $100,000.
So what's happening now?
Why are we telling you this?
The Tennyson 2020 committee wants everyone to be aware of the playground plans because the playground is for all our children; the parents are paying for it and we want to hear your thoughts. If there are questions or concerns regarding the pour-in rubber surfacing, then we will schedule the playground resurfacing for further discussion at an upcoming PAC meeting.
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