Voters on Monday passed a referendum for three Capital Reserve Projects, including the installation of a new turf field, by a vote of 305-199.
"Tonight we see saw that the voters wanted this to go forward and we're happy that they wanted it to go forward and help us improve our instructional spaces, replace the track that needs to be replaced and to help add value to the track as well," said Superintendent Michael Ring.
Ring explained that the projectwill now go to the state for official approval. After it's approved by the state sometime in December or January, it will go out to bid.
Voters were presented with one vote for three projects, including replacement of the grass field with synthetic turf, the reconstruction of the existing track and the reconstruction of instructional laboratories.
"The track will keep us in competition which we might have otherwise been out of because we wouldn't have had a track suitable for competition," Ring explained.
Ring estimated the bids should be received sometime in March, at which time the lowest qualified bid will be accepted by the board. Construction is expected to begin just after the end of school in June.