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Ninety percent of all the high school’s football and soccer programs share one field. Is the district and school board clueless about the grant programs available by the state and the NFL that will fully fund 100 percent of the cost of installing a state-of-the-art artificial turf? The turf is pre-lined for football and soccer and saves about $30,000 per year on maintenance of grass fields.

So rather than utilize this resource and improve the football and soccer fields for free, save the district $30,000 per year, save $750,000 in unnecessary upgrades, and have $200,000 to spend on something more important, the district proposes improvements to the soccer field and the school board approves it? They want a leeway tax for more money and this is how they spend what they already have?

The district could accomplish their goal for free and spend $200,000 on ways to lower costs for students to participate in recreation. But instead, they come up with a plan to spend an additional $550,000. The district couldn’t afford to pay for a new website because they had a bus engine blow up, but they have $750,000 to spend like this?

Parents of Grand County students, if you tolerate this, you get what you deserve. Unbelievable.

—Joe McKeon


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