As you can see, much of Claremont's school yard is covered in small sharp rocks. Students often fall and get cut on these rocks. As a result, teachers and staff have to direct students to play in the field between the trailer and playground equipment. The over use of this field has caused the grass to vanish.
If APS is going to continue increasing the student population of Claremont, they need to increase the amount of usable SAFE outdoor space!
If you would like to express your concern over the rocky schoolyard, please see the list below to contact APS and the School Board!
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John Chadwick, Assistant Superintendent for Facilities and Operations: email@example.com
Steven Bernheisel, Assistant Director of Maintenance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick Murphy, Superintendent: email@example.com
School Board: firstname.lastname@example.org
Small sharp rocks make it easy to slip while running. Students often end up in the school clinic with cuts and scraps from falling on these rocks!
View of rocks outside the 2nd grade hallway:
View of rocky area outside the Kindergarten classrooms.
Overworked field next to the trailers has turned to dirt:
This is the only grassy playable area in the Claremont Schoolyard. It was seeded the Summer of 2014 but with heavy use, the grass is unable to grow:
PLEASE EMAIL APS AND THE SCHOOL BOARD TO EXPRESS YOUR CONCERN!!!