Friday, May 23, 2008

No touch zone and school playground update

Remember the elementary school playground in Texas last year where the wood chips caused a spontaneous combustion fire? The school district is suing three companies that provided the wood chips and playground equipment that were destroyed in an August 9 fire at Beth Anderson Elementary School, Arlington, Texas. The district contends that the wood chips caused the fire. The district said it paid $220,000 to cover the affected playgrounds with 3,150 cubic yards of pea gravel in 35 elementary schools.
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First they banned tag. Now a "no touch zone?" Armatage Elementary school in south Minneapolis has become a no touching zone after the principal said she received numerous complaints from students and parents about children being touched aggressively.
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