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Dunlap school district revamping playground to settle ADA complaint

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The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement with the Dunlap school district to provide a fully accessible playground for children with disabilities at Banner Elementary School.

An Americans with Disabilities Act complaint was filed by parents of a child with a disability at Banner who couldn't play on the current equipment.

The settlement requires the school district to create a new outdoor playground, and remove all barriers to accessing the playground.

The Dunlap district didn't admit fault in the case, but will pay a monetary settlement to the parents.

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Tim is the News Director at WCBU Peoria Public Radio.