Argonaut High To Get New Track

Argonaut High To Get New Track

Argonaut High School is getting a new running track following a vote of the Amador School Board last night.  The Board voted to approve a new synthetic running surface to replace the existing dirt track that encircles the main athletic field at the high school. While the new track will not use recycled tires as the track at Amador High used, the material and surface is described as similar to the track Amador has had for 12 years. The new track will have seven lanes and a secondary area beyond one football end-zone for events like pole vault and long jump.  A large group of Argonaut students, parents, coaches and administrators attended the meeting to ask the School Board to approve the new track.  Overall the new track will cost $750,000 and will be paid for with a combination of developer fees and grant money left over from other School District improvement projects.    In other business, the Board approved moving forward with a new career training and adult education   program.  Paid for with a newly awarded grant to the district, different programs will be offered at each of the County's High Schools.  The Board also heard a presentation on a potential school bond to pay for additional facilities and improvements in the district, outlining how the bond would work and what additional information is needed before the Board can make a final decision on moving forward with a bond.

 

Written by Craig Baracco

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