Proposed BPES fence will enhance safety, use grant funds

Safety will not take a back seat to education for Ripon area students this summer.

Increasing student safety is the Ripon Area School District’s a priority as its schools undergo summer maintenance.

A discussion on implementing more safety measures at the schools occurred during the district’s finance meeting last week Tuesday.

The discussion centered around the new fence project at Barlow Park Elementary School.

“The purpose of that fence is two-fold,” district Director of Facilities and Grounds Brian Appleman said. “One, to divide our property from the park ... I think to add more of a natural barrier between us and the park just because the kids don’t have that barrier when they are out there, playing. Just really to increase the safety.”

Read the full story in the June 14, 2018 edition of The Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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