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From a shortage of inspections to failures to receive notice of safety recalls, the issues have resulted in children being sent to the hospital and taxpayer dollars spent to cover medical bills.
In this first of three stories, we examine how frequently schools are conducting safety inspections, certification requirements for inspectors, and a failure to repair problems that are identified.
A WBIR 10News investigation found many of these problems at Knox County Schools, the area's largest school district:
- KCS does not inspect its playgrounds according to industry standards
- KCS sometimes takes months to correct a problem – if it even does fix it
- KCS still hasn't inspected all of its playgrounds for the current school year
- KCS does not have a certified playground inspector
The full story is RIGHT HERE.