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After $1.5 Million and Years of Citizen Advocacy, Edmunds Middle School Unveils New Elevator 

Published January 20, 2011 at 8:18 a.m.

It took years of citizen advocacy and about $1.5 million, but Edmunds Middle School is now accessible to people with mobility issues. 

Or at least mostly accessible. While a newly installed lift will make it possible for students in wheelchairs to attend the school, there's still work to be done, noted Burlington School District Superintendent Jeanne Collins in remarks at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. The event was attended by dozens of Burlington parents, students, disability advocates, politicians and school administrators. 

"All I ask is we don't stop here," she said. "We have a whole campus — let's keep going."

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Aimee Picchi

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Aimee Picchi is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, AOL's DailyFinance and Seven Days. Before moving to Burlington with her husband and two children, she was a staff reporter at Bloomberg News in New York.

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