Workers started to install the turf last week Thursday, and by Sunday most of the field was covered (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo).

Workers started to install the turf last week Thursday, and by Sunday most of the field was covered (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo).

Progress visible at Vashon High School field

Passersby at the Vashon High School fields will see obvious progress there. Workers started to install the turf last week Thursday, and by Sunday most of the field was covered.

While there is still much work to do, project manager Brandy Fox told the school board last week that the track and field project was “moving along really well.” Once the turf is placed, more lines will be added, which will mean shaving off some of the turf and gluing on colored fibers. The infill will be added next week, and Fox confirmed that the field should be ready for the first home football game on Sept. 14 — with plans for a ribbon-cutting ceremony underway.

Fox provided an update on other projects occurring at the district as well, all funded by the bond that made the new track and field possible. Painting at Chautauqua was nearly complete, she said, noting that work there will continue into Labor Day Weekend.

The McMurray locker rooms, which were renovated, have now been painted; Fox called that work “a dramatic transformation.” The new windows at McMurray are in, and the staff of Building K, which houses StudentLink and FamilyLink, was slated to move in last Friday after a renovation of that building.


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