Atlanta elementary school gets new playground where any kid can play

9:45 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 Atlanta Education News

An Atlanta elementary school now has a new playground where all students, including students with special needs, can play.

Toomer Elementary School officially opened the school’s new inclusive playground this week. The new playground serves Toomer as well as the Boys and Girls Club next door.

The playground was funded by a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance.

Other Atlanta elementary schools have received new playgrounds recently too.

After a 2014 report found that nine elementary schools — most in south Atlanta — did not have playgrounds, Atlanta Public Schools added playgrounds to all the schools using money from its share of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) proceeds.