The great news is USD 235 students will soon get to use their new fitness equipment provided by a recent grant.
When the grant was first received, the school administration thought the community could also make use of the school’s new equipment.
But insurance liability issues are putting a stumbling block in community use, USD 235 Superintendent Bret Howard said.
Until the insurance issues are resolved, the community won’t be using the equipment, Howard said.
Howard hopes to hear back from the insurance company by the next school board meeting, Oct. 8, he said.
The board meets the second Monday of each month.
Governor Jeff Colyer and Jake Steinfeld, Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, in May 2018, announced three Kansas schools were selected to receive a DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center, each valued at $100.000.
USD 235 was one of the three schools.
Howard said it is his understanding that the other Kansas schools that received the fitness equipment from this grant program are not making it available to the community.
The site for the fitness center is the former school library at the junior high school.
Installation was Labor Day weekend and a ribbon cutting will take place Oct. 11 at 8:30 a.m. at West Bourbon Elementary School, Howard said.
For more information see the previous story:
Uniontown School District Receives $100,000 Grant For Fitness Center