Thanks to the Playground Committee, the Belle Aire PTA, state funding and District 58 funds, Belle Aire School has a brand new accessible playground. The school held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, Oct. 2 with families and students in attendance. A huge thank you goes out to all of the families, State Rep. Stava Murray, Rep. Terra Costa Howard, Belle Aire PTA and District 58 who worked together to make this happen.
Dozens of families with children were in attendance as Principal Brent Borchelt cut the ribbon signifying the official opening of the playground. In attendance were also State Rep. Stava Murray, Rep. Terra Costa Howard who were instrumental in helping advocate for a state bill that helped fund a portion of accessible playgrounds in District 58. As part of the celebration on Monday, students could add their thumbprint in the school colors to a canvas, a lasting memorial of their attendance at the event. Check out a photo gallery of the ribbon-cutting event.