The Board approved the GMP Contract in January for our first group of playground improvement projects. Improvements in the summer of 2024 will be made at the following five locations: Eisenhower Elementary School, Foothills Elementary School, Kohl Elementary School, Louisville Elementary School and Nederland Elementary School. Construction is scheduled to commence on May 28, 2024 with a substantial completion date of August 2, 2024.
The Design Advisory Team (DAT) team includes teachers, staff, parents and community members who will work with the architects to develop the design for the project.
Kristin Ashbrook-Kovar, Occupational Therapist, Special Education
Carole Bakhos, Parent
Michelle Brenner, Director, Special Education
Tanner Dayhoff, Principal, Bear Creek ES
Caitlin Duggan, Occupational Therapist, Special Education
Leslie Gaiser, Director, Special Education
Sennen Knauer, Principal, Foothill ES
T. Kennedy, Parent
Lindsey Mack, Physical Therapist, Special Education
Janice Moore, Physical Therapist, Special Education
Shannon Numair, ADA Compliance Specialist
Jessa Vanderpol, Teacher, Kohl Elementary School
September 19, 2023, at Lafayette Elementary School Minutes
October 3, 2023, at BVSD Education Center Minutes
November 8, 2023, at BVSD Education Center Minutes
December 14, 2023, at BVSD Education Center Minutes
This project will improve ADA access and provide adaptive and accessible playgrounds so that students of all physical abilities can benefit from inclusive play environments. The intent is to create play environments that are flexible enough to accommodate the individual preferences and abilities of students, with features that are easy to understand regardless of a child's knowledge, language skills, or concentration level. The renovated play areas will be usable by all students, regardless of size, body features, or mobility. The project will focus on 16 elementary playgrounds that have been prioritized because of student/school needs.