Board members John Yaglieski and President Margaret Smith had many questions for the advisors and representatives at the meeting, particularly pertaining to the installation of artificial turf. Yaglieski asked if the district would be able to obtain a 15-year warranty.
"I know that the manufacturers struggle with the idea of a 15-year warranty because every school will utilize the fields differently. I think because of pressure put on by the State Education Department, it certainly is a possibility by the time this project is ready to happen," said Jojo.
In an effort to find more savings, the board is looking into renovating the current library at the high school instead of building a new one. It would be expanded into the adjoining courtyard to 7,500 square feet from the current 4,300 square feet.
A discussion also took place regarding how the new athletic fields will displace Sacandaga's playground. Jojo said that the school will have a new playground built in a more central location and added that the cost is already included in the current estimate.
The advisors said they plan to have updated information at the board's Monday, Oct. 6, meeting at 7 p.m. at the Glendaal Elementary School.""