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1k Signatures & Counting for Online Petition Supporting Turf Athletic Field, Practice Facility at FDL HS

An online petition showing support for the proposed
construction of a new artificial turf athletic field and indoor practice
facility at Fond du Lac High School has drawn over 1,000 signatures.


The petition on change.org is directed toward the Fond du
Lac School Board, asking for them to approve committing $1.5 million for the
facility upgrades. A motion will be made at the next board meeting on November
25th to hold a vote on the potential investment.


Supporters say that commitment from the board would help
support private fundraising for the project – which is said to be $3.5 million
dollars. A post on the petition site says the commitment from the district
would also allow the district’s fund balance to remain above its target of
15-percent. Taxes would not be raised for the project, and the project would
not begin until those private funds were raised.


Approval by the board would allow the first of the two
projects – the new stadium with artificial turf field – to be funded, provided
all private funding was raised.