Poll: Do You Support Turf at FLHS?
The Board of Education took the next step on the project Thursday night in approving the project, which has a history of opposition.
After moving forward to include the installation of a synthetic field at the high school last week, the Fair Lawn Board of Education took the next step in approving an architect for the project Thursday night.
The synthetic turf for the football field, which will cost around $600,000, is being paid for by funds set aside by the district for capital improvements. Supporters say that it will save the district money in the long-term, increase student access to the field, and reduce sports injuries.
“Over the years research has shown that injuries such as ACL tears, knees, ankles, and concussions have all been tremendously reduced on that surface,” Superintendent Bruce Watson said.
But the project was twice put up for referendum and voted down, in 2002 and 2004. Opponents have called the project a luxury item, or argued that the Board of Education should invest the money somewhere else.
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