Polk County Director of Schools Dr. James Jones announced to the school board Monday evening that it appears the school system will be installing a new girls soccer field on the Polk County …
Polk County Director of Schools Dr. James Jones announced to the school board Monday evening that it appears the school system will be installing a new girls soccer field on the Polk County High School campus.
Federal officials with the Title 9 program were notified that the school's soccer program was not being supported evenly with other programs. A follow-up analysis apparently determined the girls' facility is not equivalent to other facilities.
"This is the same thing that happened with the girls softball field," Jones told the school board. "They've informed us we have to build a girls soccer field.
He is still planning to discuss the specifics with federal officials, and has turned negotiations over to attorney Scott Bennett.
"Regardless of this situation, we want everyone, and every team and player, to have what they need," Jones said.
The director of schools also mentioned the fact he has found a deal on netting for the baseball and softball fields at Copper Basin High School. Those playing surfaces have been waiting for completion.
Jones is hoping to get the two fields ready for play, before having to moving forward with building the new girls soccer complex.
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