Greater Latrobe's $9M athletic complex project in 'home stretch'
Construction of Greater Latrobe School District's $9 million athletic complex is in the “home stretch,” according to officials, and a January completion date is expected.
Kurt Thomas, clerk of the works, reported to the school board this week that the weather has slowed completion of the upper multipurpose field, which is about 90 percent complete. Crews need three to four days without snow on the ground to finish the rubber infield, he said.
Other finishing work is under way, including painting and installing doors, ceiling grids, tiles, electrical fixtures and trim, Thomas said.
Final cleanup in the spring will include finish grade work and grass seeding, he said.
“All we want for Christmas is to get your building to you,” Thomas said.
In other business, the board approved the purchase of $22,073 in spring sports equipment from nine vendors. Athletic director Mark Mears said the bids came in about $2,000 under budget.
The board approved notice that it plans to revise the district's tobacco policy.
The policy change includes electronic cigarettes in the list of prohibited tobacco products on school property, said board member Kathryn Elder.
“We have not significantly altered the policy. All that we have done is put in the phrase words ‘electronic cigarettes' as part of the things we don't want our students or our employees to be using on school property,” she said, adding that other districts have similarly included it, while some have more specifically defined tobacco products.
“I always think the more you try to define something, the more likely somebody is to try to find an exception to the definition,” she said.
Stacey Federoff is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6660 or email@example.com.
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