MVSD Launches Playground Committee: Solicits Interested Stakeholders to Participate in Final Phase of Planning

Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members,

Balance - Person walking a ropeResearch shows that “play” has a critical role in a child’s overall development, providing many valuable benefits, including the development of physical, emotional, social and cognitive skills.

Equipped with this knowledge, the Methow Valley School District has spent considerable time during the past two years, gathering ideas from our elementary students about the ideal playground setting. Using the research and information provided by our students, the Methow Valley School District is preparing to move forward with planning and construction of new playground structure at Methow Valley Elementary School.

Four years ago, the Methow Valley School District’s Facilities Task Force conducted a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of the existing facilities. Through this process, the task force identified many areas needing immediate attention. One of the priorities that emerged included the replacement of an aging playground and the installation of a new ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant playground that meets National Playground Safety Standards – ensuring “all” students have access to a safe and engaging playground environment that promotes the development of healthy, fit, active youth. Through the successful passage of a voter-approved, six-year Capital Projects – Facilities Improvements Levy, the Methow Valley School District and Facilities Task Force is excited to move forward with this project.

The district is looking to assemble a committee of interested stakeholders to assist with the final stages of the planning phase.

If you would like to be considered for participation in this process, we ask that you please complete a Committee Application Form and submit it to the district no later than Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.