Monday, May 18, 2009

Barnes School PTO supports accessibility

Meghan O'Rourke shared just now the following statement from the Barnes School PTO in Burlington's Old North End...
Statement on Accessibility for Edmunds

Lawrence Barnes School supports accessibility at all schools. We urge the board to move forward with finding ways to ensure that every child is able to attend his/her neighborhood or district school. The connections that kids build in elementary schools are often an important foundation for middle school friendships and consequential learning. If a child attends Champlain or Edmunds elementary, he or she should not be excluded from peers at Edmunds Middle schools because of a 20 year lack of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We appreciate historic building preservation and we also appreciate raising the future to respect and accommodate all children regardless of their ability to walk." - Barnes School PTO

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