The Headstart Program is working to get their buildings across CRST into health and safety compliance, and began with construction at the Eagle Butte location.
Safety was the driving force behind the project said Headstart Director Geri Zorin who shared that currently, parents parellel park on the side of the building, across the street, which meant students and parents had to cross the busy road.
The construction plans consist of a new handicap accessible ramp, fence, gate, and handrails located in front of and leading directly into the building.
This is vital to ensure students’ safe arrival to and departure from school, said Zorin, who also stated that starting next year, parents will be required to drop of their students in front of the building and that side parking would not be allowed.
“It’s all about safety of our students,” said Zorin.
The $305,000 project is funded through a federal grant and will include similar upgrades to the Swiftbird, Red Scaffold, Cherry Creek, Timber Lake, and White Horse headstart sites.
Construction at the Eagle Butte site is projected to be complete in early June said Zorin.