Greenwood Elementary is the first Lee’s Summit R-7 elementary school to receive playground improvements taking place at each elementary school thanks to the voter-approved April 2015 no-tax-increase bond issue. Lee’s Summit R-7 staff are evaluating each playground to determine a plan of action to remove and replace any outdated equipment. After equipment improvements are complete, artificial grass safety turf is being installed at each playground, replacing wood and rubber mulch. The new surface provides a uniform, clean and easily maintainable area for children to play.
Nearly 80 percent of voters endorsed the $40 million no-tax-increase bond issue last spring. In addition to the playground renovations, the bond issue is funding improvements and renovations at all R-7 schools as well as construction of a new Summit Technology Academy / Missouri Innovation Campus. Work on the school improvements began this summer with all school improvement projects being complete by either fall 2015 or fall 2016. Summit Tech / MIC will be complete by summer 2017. For more information about the bond issue, visit the Lee’s Summit R-7 web page. In the photo is the newly completed Greenwood Elementary playground.