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Lawrence school board agrees to order new bleachers for Free State, Lawrence high schools

February 15, 2011

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New bleachers are on order for baseball and soccer fields at Free State and Lawrence high schools, and the softball field at Free State.

Monday night, the Lawrence school board agreed to have new bleachers installed at the fields, accepting B.A. Green Construction’s offer to do the work for $486,100. Installation is scheduled to begin once spring sports are complete, and before fall sports begin.

The soccer fields will get aluminum bleachers surrounded by blocks. Baseball and softball fields will get “Versa-Loc” bleachers — following the style and materials in place for seating at both schools’ football stadiums — because bids came in lower than for aluminum-surrounded-by-blocks seating.

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Richard Heckler 3 years, 6 months ago

What I find hard to understand after sitting in on both meetings is money is scarce yet USD 497 approved nearly $500,000 for new bleachers? Is there an end in sight on the sports project spending ? Where does this money come from? $500,000 would keep Wakrusa open?

Remember this: http://www2.ljworld.com/polls/2007/oct/how_should_school_district_pay_20_million_maintena/

And this: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/oct/22/school-priorities/#c1027186

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kansasredlegs 3 years, 6 months ago

Perhaps they could place any leftover sections on each side of the ramp from the portables so parents can line the path and cheer their children's scholarly achievements on the way to overused gym/lunch room.

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FormerTiger 3 years, 6 months ago

BOE members.....WHY are you spending this much money on bleachers when so very little has been spent on BASIC MAINTENANCE of school buildings??? This is absolutely irresponsible!

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John Moore 3 years, 6 months ago

I believe that the schools should do away with the bleachers and focus more on the education at hand or have a private donation come?

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Slowponder 3 years, 6 months ago

Will the bleachers be mink lined? I don't want my tushy to be abused while I watch demonstrations of athletic skills.

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weeslicket 3 years, 6 months ago

plenty of money for crap that is not essential. (suitable. equitable. ad nauseumable) thank you our elected leadership. "you're doing a heckuva job......"

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greywolf85203 3 years, 6 months ago

Sure buy bleachers, then cut teachers and close schools. No wonder why parents home school!

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greywolf85203 3 years, 6 months ago

Sure buy bleachers, then cut teachers and close schools. No wonder why parents home school!

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