It's been several months that the Clinton Board of Education has been discussing and planning for an update of the sports facilities on the high school campus. On the WHOW Morning Show Wednesday, Clinton Schools Superintendent Curt Nettles told Regional Radio they have been approved by the Board to go out for bid to turf the football field and expand the track.
According to Nettles, the sports complex should be taken care of in pretty short order. He explains they hope to see the press box moved to the west side of the grounds and then turn their attention to the baseball and softball fields.
The district is making this happen despite not having a one-cent sales tax in place which is how many districts are able to make these improvements happen. Nettles indicates we could see in the next year or two, a referendum on the ballot to push for that in DeWitt County.
Making the track eight lanes and turfing the football field would cost around $ 2.5 million if the architect's projections are accurate.