Dear Addison Families,
Some of you might know that in June 2017, the PAUSD Board voiced their support for creating more inclusive playgrounds at all Palo Alto schools and approved funding for the creation of an All-Inclusive Playground at Addison in partnership with the Magical Bridge Foundation. The district funding was dependent on the approval of a playground grant offered by Santa Clara County. On Jan. 23, Santa Clara's County Supervisor Joe Simitian approved the $300,000 grant we wrote in October towards this project so we can plan to move forward and create something very special for ALL our children and community. We hope to share information of how this playground positively impacts patterns of play at Addison so that other PAUSD schools may consider updating their playgrounds as well.
In relation to our building project, Gelfand Architects should receive comments next month from the Department of State Architecture regarding our designs which would give us a better idea about when we will go to bid and start construction. I can update you on timelines in early spring. Currently, we are anticipating starting the building project this summer.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Many great things ahead!