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Penn High School football stadium to get $1 million facelift

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I heard that kingsmenfan put up the money himself.  :D

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Does anyone know if they will still have the entrance toward the south end of the field?

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2 hours ago, panamabob said:
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Trustees decided earlier this year to sell about $7.2 million in low-interest bonds to pay for the corporation's summer projects, including work done at the stadium. The bonds, which will be paid back to investors by the end of 2021, will cover the cost of maintenance work at several buildings.

Yay for more taxpayer debt to pay for an extracurricular facility.

 

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22 minutes ago, Hog5761 said:

Does anyone know if they will still have the entrance toward the south end of the field?

According to the article "The main entrance will be relocated away from a parking lot to increase safety and allow people to enter the stadium more smoothly, said Denise Seger, the corporation's associate superintendent. It will still be on the east side but will be farther to the north, where more room is available.

'This will provide a safer area where someone can stand while they're waiting and not in the parking lot. And it will be well-lit,' she said. 'We're trying to enhance the stadium's appearance, but we're also looking at the safety component.'"

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1 hour ago, Muda69 said:

Yay for more taxpayer debt to pay for an extracurricular facility.

 

If it supports the school, yah.

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1 hour ago, panamabob said:

If it supports the school, yah.

Not all of the school.  Just those that play a sport, like football, or possibly soccer if it shares that field.

 

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Yeah, because Physical Education classes will never use those facilities, nor does the band, or anyone holding a possible community event.  :15:

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25 minutes ago, Irishman said:

Yeah, because Physical Education classes will never use those facilities, nor does the band, or anyone holding a possible community event.  :15:

Irish. There you go again with facts. Jeesh! :)

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Looking forward to seeing the renovated facility on my farewell tour this year. Always one of my favorite places to work. Lots of great experiences there.

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2 hours ago, bobref said:

Looking forward to seeing the renovated facility on my farewell tour this year. Always one of my favorite places to work. Lots of great experiences there.

OT:  How long have you been doing this?

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49 minutes ago, foxbat said:

OT:  How long have you been doing this?

This will be my 40th - and final - season on the field.

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9 hours ago, bobref said:

This will be my 40th - and final - season on the field.

Quite a run!  

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3 hours ago, foxbat said:

Quite a run!  

The best is yet to come.

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Girls lacrosse, powderpuff football would also probably use the facility.

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On 4/21/2017 at 11:54 AM, Muda69 said:

Yay for more taxpayer debt to pay for an extracurricular facility.

 

I assume Muda you don't believe a school district should allocate money for campus landscaping as well, mowing, watering, trees etc...correct?

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Posted (edited)
19 hours ago, Coach_G said:

I assume Muda you don't believe a school district should allocate money for campus landscaping as well, mowing, watering, trees etc...correct?

Basic maintenance and upkeep, yes.

A million dollars of taxpayer money for a facility primarily used to host extracurricular activities, no.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

What events are the landscaping costs supporting? How are they benefiting the learning experience of all students?

seems like you are picking and choosing your criteria to fit your ideology

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2 hours ago, Coach_G said:

What events are the landscaping costs supporting? How are they benefiting the learning experience of all students?

seems like you are picking and choosing your criteria to fit your ideology

I support funding the basic infrastructures needs, which includes mowing the lawn, that government schools building(s) would require.   What I don't support is the taxpayer funding of Taj-Mahal like structures used primarily for extracurricular activities.   Frankfort's own Case Arena, in the town that I currently reside, is a prime example.

And yes, I do pick and choose.  Just like everyone else.

 

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6 minutes ago, Muda69 said:

I support funding the basic infrastructures needs, which includes mowing the lawn, that government schools building(s) would require.   What I don't support is the taxpayer funding of Taj-Mahal like structures used primarily for extracurricular activities.   Frankfort's own Case Arena, in the town that I currently reside, is a prime example.

And yes, I do pick and choose.  Just like everyone else.

 

why is mowing the lawn a "need?" justify this frivolous exercise please 

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1 minute ago, ### said:

why is mowing the lawn a "need?" justify this frivolous exercise please 

I personally don't care how high you let the grass and weed on your own private property grow.   However I do recognize the need, primarily for safety and aesthetic reasons, why grass in public places should be get at a reasonable height.

 

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1 hour ago, Muda69 said:

aesthetic reasons

Hmmm......

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Posted (edited)
36 minutes ago, Coach_G said:

Hmmm......

You don't enjoy beauty?

 

 

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