POTTSTOWN PA – Aging light poles in the Pottstown High School football stadium need to be replaced, but the district Board of School Directors has decided against spending $225,000 on the project. Instead, it’s seeking creative ways to finance the repairs, The (Pottstown PA) Mercury newspaper reported Sunday (Dec. 9, 2012).
Maybe the most creative has come from a board member’s suggestion.
Director Thomas Hylton last month proposed Pottstown explore the possibility of an agreement with the nearby and privately operated Hill School, under which both would share the stadium and the cost of the light replacements. The Hill earlier won approval from Pottstown Borough Council for a $6 million upgrade to its athletic facilities between Jackson and Beech streets.
Several board members and Acting Superintendent Jeff Sparagana said they favored Hylton’s idea, The Mercury reported. A spokesman for The Hill School said a collaboration might be discussed, but added it “plans to continue” using its own football field for home games.
School board members said they would also pursue public suggestions on fund-raising.
- Read a story by reporter Evan Brandt, titled “Pottstown School Board seeks input on stadium lighting” and published Sunday by The Mercury, here.
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