Converse County School District #2 Announcements
High School Artificial Turf Football Field
Last spring the school district started the process to find out what it would take to get an artificial turf field installed at the High School football field. As many of you are aware, the playing conditions on our field are difficult, as we have a tremendously hard time of growing grass on this field due to poor soil conditions. We worked with the School Facilities Department on how we could improve this field and the conditions. Fortunately, the school district had done numerous studies over the years regarding the field conditions and all the studies came to the same conclusion, poor soil conditions. Once the School Facilities Department staff had a chance to review all of the studies and remedies that we had done to improve the field conditions, they concluded with us that the only remedy was to replace the sod field with an artificial field, due to the poor soil. The School Facilities Department allocated $500,000 toward the artificial turf and gave the school district permission to use our major maintenance account to make up the difference in cost. This was an exception to their rules and regulations as the School Facilities Department does not pay for artificial turf fields or allow school districts to use major maintenance funds to pay for an artificial turf. The project is estimated to cost $750,000 to $800,000. The school district is currently hiring a civil engineer to design and oversee the construction. If everything goes right, hopefully this new artificial turf will be ready this fall.