The Kansas State School for the Blind Celebrates

Inclusive Playground & New Programs


Tuesday, September 21, 2020 – The KS State School for the Blind (KSSB) is having a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate its new inclusive playground, new spaces, and new programs on Friday, September 25th, 11:00 A.M at 1100 State Ave. in Kansas City, KS.


“We are highlighting a new, accessible playground for our students that was made possible by the KC Blind All-Stars, a 501c3 that supports our school. This was a fantastic public/private partnership that provides our students with a play space that promotes health and fitness,”  said Jon Harding, KSSB Superintendent.  An outdoor exercise is an important tool in helping maintain health and well-being in the time of COVID.


KSSB is also showcasing its new Makerspace, Preschool Enrichment Program, state-of-the-art, and Wayfinding/Navigation System and Mobile STEM Unit.  The goal of the Mobile STEM Unit is to provide quality hands-on technology experiences to students who are blind and visually impaired in rural communities in Kansas.  


KSSB is a proud member of the KCK Chamber of Commerce and  Wyandotte County and has been a statewide resource since 1867.  The school’s services reach over 800 students ages birth to 21 in a year.   

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