If you've been to a lot of varsity soccer games at Wade prior to this year you'd understand the general reasoning behind installing artificial sports turf. Whenever it rained, the center of the natural grass playing field turned into a mudpit, sometimes resulting in a rainout. In my opinion this problem alone was in no way enough to justify hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of artificial turf installation. True, alot of the time games can still be played on today's fake turf. However, if adressed a number of years ago, Wade's subsoil problems could have been addressed MUCH less expensively than the receipt we're being asked to finance now. Obviously, this didn't happen. Why? The underlying reason for Wade's recent transformation is because this district has lacked experienced personnel properly trained in maintaining natural grass sports playing surfaces. This problem continues.<quoted text>
Excuse Me, but why is the BOE being bashed because businesses are closing and the economy is down? And what does the down economy have to do with the criminal case of our coaches stealing money from our kids school athletics program (which is now under scrutiny by community members and now under criminal investigation?)
Springboro city homeowners and Clearcreek township homeowners have recently been "ripped of by school, city and township leaders working together" to indebt property owners to cover Wade Field with "artificial" turf; NOT because this was in the best interest of our KIDS needs; but because of the COACHES WANTS!
The installation of artificial sports turf keeps Springboro up to par with neighboring districts that also have installed fake sports turf, such as Lebanon HS just a few miles away. "The Star Bell Sneeches had bellies with stars, the Plain Belly Sneeches had none upon thars" is the perfect foot-in-the-door for the Dr. Seuss' opportunist Sylvester McMonkey McBean. This same angle works wonders each and every day of the week for salesmen of artificial sports field turf.
Managers of certain school districts in the area such as West Carrolton and Sidney understand the secret to maintaining very nice natural grass varsity fields. If one were to ask the managers of these fields, or any other well-maintained natural grass high school playing field they would probably tell you all about the intangible values of natural grass. Intangiable numero uno is player safety.