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The Lancaster School Board Monday night agreed to accept $35,000 in playground equipment from the Village of Lancaster.

In a letter to the board, Village Trustee James Kostecky explained that the village had received a $35,000 state grant for the equipment.

Although the grant designated the equipment for Oxford Park, the village offered to install the equipment at the Como Park School, which is the only school in the district without a playground.

Schools Superintendent Joseph Girardi said that the state was willing to allow the shift in funds if the district accepted the equipment.

Since the village would be turning the equipment over to the district, Girardi said the district would be responsible for insurance and maintenance.

Because the district would be held responsible for injuries on the playground, Girardi recommended that the district have the equipment professionally installed.

Sue Miller, parent representative of the Como Park Parent Teacher Association, said that the funding was a "fantastic opportunity which would benefit the entire community".

Mrs. Miller told the board that the PTA has begun to pick out some of the equipment, which is of "good quality and basically maintenance-free."

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