Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More TV Coverage of Edmunds Accessibility

WCAX Channel 3 News ran a piece about Edmunds accessibility today (no video online)...

Edmunds School Accessibility
Burlington, Vermont - April 28, 2009
Keagan Harsha - WCAX News

The issue of handicap accessibility will be addressed at a Burlington school board committee meeting Tuesday night.

Edmunds Middle school has no elevator or handicap access and disabled students are forced to attend Hunt Middle school in the New North End instead.

A group of parents are pushing for equal access, but the school district estimates it will cost about $15 million to make the school handicap accessible.

"2009, Burlington, Vermont, to segregate out a class of our citizens from the most prominent school building in the state of Vermont, right there on Main Street in Burlington, is crazy," said Michael Wood, a concerned parent. "We wouldn't segregate out any other group of people. Why this group?"

Tuesday night's committee meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Ira Allen Educational Center.

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