WESTFORD — State Representative James Arciero who recently secured $125,000 in funding towards a new playground at Robinson School, presented a check to Robinson School Principal Kevin LaCoste and Assistant Principal Scott Middlemiss, alongside Westford Superintendent Dr. Christopher Chew, members of the Parent-Teacher Organization for Robinson School and Crisafulli Elementary School, and his daughter Angelina, a kindergartener at the school.
The $125,000 for the playground was earmarked in the FY22 State Budget, along with another provision providing $50,000 for safety upgrades for Westford schools.
“It’s an honor to secure $125,000 towards a new playground for the students at the Robinson School, especially one that will be used for many years and generations to come,” Representative Arciero said.
Rep. Arciero has helped secure funding for numerous new playgrounds throughout his district during previous budgets including one at Roudenbush Community Center in Westford, a disability-friendly one at Westford’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post in honor of Audrey Cogliano, a new playground at the Norman E. Day school, the town beach at Forge Beach, and Castle in the Trees playground in Littleton.
“Playgrounds are crucial to the social and physical development of children, as the creation of safe, modernized playgrounds for our schools helps foster a more inclusive, recreational-based activity for our young people and students. I know my daughter, Angelina, is looking forward to the new playground at Robinson,” Arciero concluded.