Perry Elementary School playground project proposed

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Several options for playground equipment upgrades at the Perry Elementary School will come before the Perry School Board at its March 8 meeting. Source: PCSD

Several options for playground equipment upgrades at the Perry Elementary School will come before the Perry School Board at its March 8 meeting. Source: PCSD

Among the items to come before the Perry Community School District Board of Directors at its Monday, March 8 meeting will be a proposal for about $300,000 in new playground equipment at the Perry Elementary School.

Perry Elementary School Principal Ned Menke will present the Perry Playground Project to the school board, according to the board agenda, which describes the project as “a much needed addition to the playground set up.”

Perry Community School District Superintendent Clark Wicks recommends approving the playground project at a cost of $296,450, which includes the playground equipment, installation, surface, $24,000 for concrete and $8,800 for 550 ft. of black fence.

The equipment upgrade is part of the district’s Major Facility Projects Five-Year Plan. Funding for the project will come from the district’s Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL) fund. The PPEL levy received 88% approval by Perry school district voters in a Dec. 6, 2016, special election.

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