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The Maroa-Forsyth School District will be taking the first step forward soon in what will be a 10-year facility goal for the district.

The District in 2006 began a 5-year facility plan, and those plans have now become a reality. Superintendent of Maroa-Forsyth Schools Mike Williams explains the previous plan focused on renovations to the grade school, to the high school football fields athletic facility, and completing the grade school in Forsyth.

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Williams explains phase one of the 4 phase facility plan is set to get underway very soon. He says depending on the cooperation of the weather, the Maroa campus could soon see a new Greenhouse up, among other upgrades around the school.

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The biggest part of the first phase will be some athletic upgrades. The football field will be getting and artificial surface and they will be installing an 8-lane all weather track. Williams says this will allow the district much more flexibility and open up more opportunities for the students.

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The installation of the track and artificial surface will depend on how the Maroa-Forsyth football team fairs in this years playoffs. Williams says plans to upgrade the football field will get underway upon the completion of the season.

The other upgrades for the first of the four phase plan are set to be underway as soon as possible.

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