Parents who fear the new Glen Rock High School baseball field won't be ready in time for the spring season have circulated a petition to press the district, according to a recent report in the Glen Rock Gazette.
As Patch reported last week, Glen Rock High School baseball parent Denise Blind took aim at what she felt was a slower-than-warranted process to have the outfield re-sodded, a new infield created, along with the installation of bullpens, a batting cage as well as a protective fence cover.
Bids are expected to go out in December with construction estimated to commence in early-to-mid January, Business Administrator Michael Rinderknecht said at the school board meeting.
Creating greater urgency to complete portions of the overall capital project wouldn't be unprecedented. The school district recently accelerated work to the oft-delayed multi-purpose field to salvage the football and soccer season.
With 150 signatures on the petition, Blind is again repeating a familiar mantra from the baseball community – Why not us?
Blind told the Gazette she was unsure if the petition would make an impact.
"But at least it will show the board how upset people are that the baseball field is being treated with less importance than the other parts of the project," she told the paper.
Rinderknecht has denied work to the baseball field could have moved more quickly, telling Blind engineers had to determine how much soil unsuitable for the multipurpose field could be used to re-grade the outfield.
Only the eight days lost to the hurricane led to any slowdown, he maintained. A discussion of the baseball field is expected at the Dec. 10 board meeting.