District 186 budget includes $25,000 for Springfield High artificial turf field (SJ-R.com)

A board member says the money is needed to cover pledges to the Booster Club that didn’t come through.

Springfield High School’s Booster Club would get $25,000 in District 186′s proposed budget, despite the group and district agreeing four years ago the club would secure all financing for the school’s New Street Athletic Facility.

The school board is expected to vote on the proposed budget at Monday’s school board meeting, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the district office.

It isn’t totally clear why the funds are included in the budget and how the money would be spent.

The Springfield High School Booster Club pledged in 2013 it would fund the turf project, which was estimated to cost $640,000.

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