Mars Area to install handrails in stadium bleachers

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The Mars Area School District will install handrails in the existing bleachers on the home side of the stadium.

The district is currently adding bleachers to the visitors' side, and those bleachers will have handrails to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Superintendent William Pettigrew said.

The school board voted Tuesday to add handrails to the existing home side bleachers as well at a cost of $9,600, even though those handrails are not required by law because the bleachers were installed before the ADA became law.

"Community members requested it as they were struggling in the stands," board member Christine Valenta said.

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Sandy Trozzo, freelance writer:


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