School Committee Approves $37.5-Million Budget, Study for New Turf Field
The Portsmouth School Committee met Tuesday night.
Portsmouth High School is now one step closer to having a new turf field at the school.
The Portsmouth School Committee voted Tuesday to allow an engineering study to be performed for the project.
A group of individuals is advocating for the approval of a new turf field for the high school.
Members of the group are Town Councilor Keith Hamilton, Christine Jenkins, Ed and Julia Coll, Aquidneck Land Trust executive director Ted Clement and Gary Eggeman.
The estimated cost to install a turf field and replace the track is $1.6 million, with the majority of funds to be obtained through fundraising, according to the school department.
The school committee also voted Tuesday to approve the $37.5-million budget for fiscal year 2012-2013. The Portsmouth Town Council adopted the town's operating budget Monday night.
To view more highlights from the school committee meeting, click here.