The St. Charles school district’s decision to install two artificial fields at the two high schools has raised some debate amongst people who are commenting on my story on the issue.
I’ve also heard from people who were angry because they thought a middle school field day that was scheduled for next week at St. Charles West High School would be canceled so that Byrne and Jones, the construction contractors, could start excavating the field.
But I spoke with Superintendent Randy Charles, who said the field day was not canceled but was moved up to Friday, May 15. Charles said the contractors will dig the field down 10 to 12 inches and build up a rock base. He said he’s not sure whether crews will start work on one or both fields next week.