Superintendent George Thompson said that the bubbles appearing on the track’s surface happened likely when Tennis Technologies laid down the track at BCHS and water drainage got trapped between the old surface and the new, according to a top contractor he consulted with.
The contractor said that water drainage is trying to get out, but can’t, so it bubbles up.
Thompson said the track will likely require taking both surfaces off and putting new black top down, which would cost a “considerable amount when it’s all said and done,” he said.
“But right now we have a track that is not usable,” said Thompson. “It’s a liability right now.”
Thompson said the track would likely not be ready for this school year.
“It’s going to be hard for a remedy to happen before spring time,” he said. Thompson said that if someone can come and repair the track temporarily by removing the bubbles in the track, it could get the school through the spring. But he said that in the future it would cause some “major issues.”
Thompson said that he has been waiting for a representative from Tennis Technologies, the company that put the track down, to inspect the track. But he said the man has yet to show. The board agreed that Thompson would consider pursuing litigation against the company.
The board approved several actions, including:
• An update on the PEP grant.
• Disclosure of free and reduced lunch price eligibility status.
• To provide “indirect cost” for food service program.
• To keep the 2009-10 tax rate, which went down this year.
• To amend the District Staffing Policy for cooks.
• Application for payment #18 for the Vocational School construction.
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