The NCHS Board unanimously approved a bid from Midwest
Track at its meeting on Monday, February 25.
The winning bid was for $152.302. The project is slated to begin at the end of May and will be completed over the summer.
The board had previously approved up to $270,000 to be spent on the project. The track was last resurfaced in 2000, and it was nearing the life expectancy date from that previous project.
The project also calls for the starting line for the 100 meter dash and for the 110=meter hurdles to begin on the home side of the field heading east.
Superintendent Brad Turner said the rotation is to accommodate future plans of a new press box that was presented at the meeting earlier that evening.
NCHS Head Football Coach Stephen Kozuszek discussed plans from the Goforth family and the Friends of Hornets football to renovate the press box near the football field.
“Our current press box is pretty outdated, especially when you compare it to other teams that we play in our conference or in our area,” Kozuszek said.
Kozuszek said the basic design would be based around other area high schools, such as Carlyle High School. The rendering presented at the board meetiing would be two stories high and approximately 26 feet tall with 48 by 10 dimensions. Located on the home team side, it would include an area for all media personnel and in-game staff.
The proposed press box project would cost between $70,000 and $80,000, and it would also be detached from the bleachers. Kozuszek said there are plans for all the parties involved to meet in the coming weeks to decide on a start date for the project and to approve finalized details for the structure.
Field Trips Approved
A couple of out-of-state trips were approved. The baseball team will be traveling to Grave County, KY, for two varsity games on April 27.
Music Director Steve Browne said the band and chorus trip is planning to travel to Disney World in Orlando in June 2020. The trip will be handled through a new travel agent at a discounted rate than previous trips, Browne said.