Coultrap Playground Fixtures to Benefit Special Education Students
School Board members vote to donate the equipment to the Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative.
Playground equipment at the former Coultrap elementary School building will find a new home at the Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative in St. Charles. The Board of Education approved donating the equipment Monday.
“This equipment will benefit the cooperative’s students, including District 304 students,” wrote Operations Director John Robinson in a memo to Superintendent Kent Mutchler.
The cooperative, which runs a K-12 alternative school for selected special education students from Geneva, Batavia, St. Charles, Kaneland and Burlington Central school districts, requested the donation, Robinson said. It has secured a grant to fund moving the equipment from Coultrap to its school, which is housed in School District 303’s Mades-Johnstone school building. The transfer will cost about $20,525.
District 304 is donating six playground fixtures, including the adventure ship, the four-seat seesaw, the tube slide with platform and ladders, a four-seat swingset, a two-seat swingset and a set of parallel bars with an attached balance beam.
The 91-year-old Coultrap building, which once housed Geneva High School, Geneva Junior High School, Coultrap Elementary School and Harrison Street Elementary School, now hosts Board of Education meetings and some special events. District officials are considering proposals to sell it or raze it to expand the adjacent high school building.