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School Board discusses accessibility upgrades

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The Helena School Board met this afternoon at Jefferson Elementary to discuss accessibility upgrades to a few local schools.

The district received a $1,500,000 grant to make ADA improvements to area schools, including installing new elevators.  5 schools will be getting upgrades to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities, Broadwater, Central, Jefferson, Bryant, and Kessler.  Superintendent Kent Kultgen says these upgrades are necessary, even with the possibility of building closures.

Kultgen says, "We're not trying to walk away from any building.  We're trying to upgrade them for use no matter what they're at, whether it be an elementary, or community center, we need to keep continuing to maintain these buildings and upgrade them for public use."

Before the meeting, the Jefferson Elementary honor choir performed a few numbers for the board. 


Story by Aniseh Hamour, Beartooth NBC.
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