New Preschool Playground

new playground at SKS preschoolShell Knob School District #78 is excited to announce the completion of the Preschool Playground. 

The district was able to purchase a set of used equipment from HeadStart in Hollister for $2,500.  This “new equipment” along with DuroMat Safety Tile, which replaced the mulch that had covered the playground area, are wonderful additions to the Preschool, which houses 20 students. 

new playground at SKS preschoolDr. Shelly Fransen, Superintendent, was able to secure a grant through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources which covered the cost of the tile. 

The wonderful thing about the tile is that is made from 100% Missouri recycled tires, so it is beneficial to the environment as well. 

In the spring, students will be introduced to the importance of recycling and will look at how the use of the tiles benefit the environment.