The Daily Star
October 08, 2008
By Mark Boshnack
Students at Valleyview Elementary School could be leading a healthier lifestyle if an alliance between the school and a health care agency is successful.
The Active Playground Partnership, a collaboration between Valleyview and Bassett Research Institute in Cooperstown, recently received a $12,000 grant from Wal-Mart Foundation to buy new playground equipment at the school, according to a foundation media release. It is the start of a bigger project, two officials said.
The money will be used, along with a $5,000 grant from the local Ricky J. Parisian Foundation, to offset the local share of the equipment, which is included in a school building project, said school Principal Walter Baskin.