Handicapped-accessible swing at Shelledy Elementary

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FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Some new playground equipment is helping District 51 kids that have special needs.

It's a swing at Shelledy Elementary in Fruita, that kids in wheelchairs can slide right into.

D51 says it was built just in time for the first week of school.

Grounds crews say it was a little challenging to find a spot on the playground where it was safe to put it in, but it was worth the extra effort.

"You can become complacent, and you start thinking, this is just another job, but then you see something like that, and it's really rewarding to see somebody take so much joy and I hope this is something we can keep doing for years to come," said Grounds Foreman, Sean Lopez.

The swing itself cost $500, and the district says it's an idea they would like to put in at more elementary schools.

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