Policy 3750 – Playground Equipment

Within the financial limitations of the District, the School Board recognizes the need to provide playground equipment. Playground equipment shall be selected with primary consideration given to developmental qualities and safety factors.

No moving equipment such as swings, seesaws, slides, merry-go-rounds or steel horseshoe equipment shall be installed on any school playground.


  • Wisconsin Statutes
    • Sections 120.12(1) [Board duty; care, control and management of district property]
    • 121.02(1)(i) [Safe and healthful facilities standard]
    • PI 8.01(2)(i), Wisconsin Administrative Code [Safe and healthful facilities regulations]



AFFIRMED: September 24, 1991


  • January 29, 2002
  • October 28, 2003
  • September 25, 2007
  • December 18, 2007

Rule 3750 – Playground Equipment

When new playground equipment is considered for purchase and installation on any school playground, these steps shall be followed:

  1. Factors to be considered will include space, type of surface, terrain, area and equipment safety and anything else pertinent to the recommendation. The committee’s written recommendation shall be forwarded to the Superintendent of Schools for decision.
  2. Approval for installation must first be obtained from the Director of Facilities.
  3. The Department of Facilities will monitor the installation of the equipment, which will be completed on a first come-first serve basis. Installation will be completed as rapidly as possible pending other District priorities.