On September 7th a new adaptive playground area was officially dedicated and opened at the Brook Knoll campus. The new play equipment will meet the needs of special education students throughout the entire Scotts Valley School District, and is designed specifically to support their physical and emotional challenges. Before this equipment was purchased, many of our special education students required transportation to sites outside the district to meet their various needs.
The new adaptive play area allows these students to stay within the district, smoothing their transition to kindergarten and above. The school district also saves approximately $80,000 per year in costs to secure outside-district facilities and transporting students. The adaptive playground area was funded by the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation.
In this photo, left to right, teacher aide Anna Sullivan of the Brook Knoll Eagle’s Nest special pre-K program, teacher Lisa Fenton, and SVEF president Allison Niday show Eagle’s Nest student Ava Reed the new play area.