The school board approved a $134,890 bid from Hellas Construction to resurface and restripe the track in a September meeting. The total bid includes a $7,500 contingency for any unforeseen conditions. All unused contingency funds will be refunded to the district at the end of the project, per meeting documents.
The work should take about a week to complete, and it is scheduled after the end of football season, Chief Operations Officer Greg Suttle said at a September school board meeting.
The track received its first resurfacing in 2014. The average lifespan of a running track is approximately seven to 10 years, depending on the daily use, according to meeting documents. After the restripe and resurfacing this year, the track should have about another decade of use.
“It’s a double-edged sword,” Suttle said. “We’ve got a really good track team, so use of the track leads to wear of the track.”