Washington - Washington Community High School's Babcook Field will be covered in turf, not grass come next fall.
Five out of seven District 308 board member approved the installation of artificial turf and a new long-jump runway.
Proposals to construct new tennis courts, a new wrestling and physical education room and an air-conditioning system also passed.
The total cost of the renovations will be $2.8 million with $2.5 million coming from a bond.
Dr. James Dunnan says the additions are a step in the right direction.
“Our bonding rate is really good which means we were able to borrow the money at a really good rate for our taxpayers. We are just excited to get this going and move forward."
Construction of these projects will begin near the end of the school year. The football fields, tennis courts and air conditioning system are expected to be finished by fall.