Thursday, January 27, 2005

Schools in FDR's Home Town May Become ADA-Compliant

See this article from the Hyde Park Townsman. The first few grafs:

A $10.7 million proposal by the Hyde Park Board of Education is intended to finally bring the schools into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and to improve health and safety conditions.

A vote on the proposal is scheduled for March 15, and will bring with it a projected tax increase of $15 for every $100,000 of assessed property value, according to acting Superintendent Loreili Case. The average home in Hyde Park is assessed at $200,000.

The ADA went into effect officially at the end of 1991 and schools were given until 1995 to bring the schools up to code. But in 2005 not one school in the district is ADA-compliant.

"We're going to have to make the buildings accessible one way or another," said Case. "This is the easiest way to do it."


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