On October 28, 2014, the J-D community approved a facilities improvement project that includes:
Construction of a multi-purpose artificial turf field at the High School Athletic Stadium
Reconstruction of a six-lane running track
Installation of new field lights
Replacement of carpet in the high school band/choral suite
The community also approved the creation of a capital reserve fund that will serve as a vehicle for the District to potentially save the funds necessary to replace the turf on the field when that becomes necessary in the future.
The JD Community Grounds for Action Coalition, a community group who worked tirelessly for two years to raise funds for the project, has donated $843,013 to the District in support of this project. The District is deeply appreciative of this dedicated group of people who worked so hard to improve the athletic facilities for our students and community.
In the next couple of months, the final design for the project will be completed by our architects and submitted to the State Education Department for approval. We anticipate the approval no later than April 2015. In May we expect to bid the project, award contracts and begin construction. Weather in Central New York is always a factor in outdoor construction. We expect the work to be completed in early fall, contingent on the weather.
We will keep you informed as we proceed through this project. We hope to open a beautiful new stadium in the fall and again thank you for your support.