Wheelchair accessible restrooms being remodeled at Cassville

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Restrooms to be located in the new special education area

The Cassville school district is in the process of remodeling restrooms originally built in the 1960s in what is now the old preschool area.

Dusty Reid, Cassville schools director of facilities and operations, said there were four restrooms, a toilet for every preschool room.

“In three of these areas, we have just widened the doors to make them wheelchair accessible,” he said. “The fourth room was expanded to allow for a changing area if a student had an accident or needed other attention in a private area.”

In addition, four sinks associated with these restrooms were replaced.  

“We started this about six weeks ago and should be complete by the time school gets out,” he said. “We are trying to complete this while in between mowing and other projects.”

The area involved is scheduled to be the new special education area.

“We wanted to make it more accessible for all of the students and staff,” Reid said.

“Having direct access to bathrooms and a changing area is very convenient for the students and staff and gives the staff a private area to discreetly serve the needs of all of the special education students.”

The project is being completed in-house, and the cost should be under $3,000.

Richard Asbill, Cassville superintendent, said the district just felt its students and staff needed those restrooms improved and this provides for the school to respond to students needs more appropriately.

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