This update included soil test results for the new turf fields, covering 8 acres, which indicated the presence of soils with high plasticity associated with a high potential for active clay soils to shrink and swell in response to changes in the soil moisture content. Moisture conditioning improvements of the subgrade will be required to reduce the potential vertical movements to an acceptable level. The recommendation for moisture conditioning will require excavation of 6-8 feet, moisture conditioning applied to 5-7 feet of soil and a one-foot flexible base cap. The initial project included an allowance of $300,000 for soil stabilization; however, with the findings and recommendations from the geotechnical study, the cost has increased $515,000.
Additionally, the nailer board on the field at Leopard Stadium is in need of replacement. You may view the current nailer board and proposed nailer board in the Athletics Capital Projects report
The Board of Trustees approved the amount of $515,000 for soil stabilization. Additionally, the Board of Trustees approved $20,000 for installation of new nailer board which includes a 30 year warranty. The Athletics Capital Project expenses will be funded through I&S.
Superintendent of Schools Katie Kordel shared the following in the Superintendent’s Report:
Thank you to Coach Ross and his team. They have worked many nights and weekends and have put in lots of behind the scenes work on the Capital Improvements Project.
The district is in high gear in preparation for the 2021-2022 school year. The Lovejoy team cannot wait to welcome our students to the new school year. There are many back to school events:
Hart and Puster Elementary Schools - Parents Night In
Thursday, July 29 at 5:30 PM
Sloan Creek Intermediate School – 6th Grade Walk the Creek
Monday, August 9 at 5:30 PM
Hart and Puster Elementary Schools – Meet the Teacher
Tuesday, August 10 – Check Principal emails for times
Lovejoy High School -
Freshman Founders Day and New Student Orientation
Thursday, August 12 at 8:30 AM
Sloan Creek Intermediate School – 5th Grade Walk the Creek
Thursday, August 12 at 5:30 PM
Willow Springs Middle School – Walk the Springs
Friday, August 13 at 9:00 AM
First Day of School – August 16
With there being no further announcements, the Board adjourned at 8:20 PM.
The full Board Book may be found here