Liberty’s athletic and physical education facilities are looking better than ever before, and additional improvements are scheduled to begin in the coming months.
In September, school opened with safe and beautiful baseball and soccer fields for students to play on and the community to enjoy. A comprehensive drainage project – which included new turf, manhole covers that allow for drainage, additional stone in perimeter, regrading, and more – means our fields, located behind the middle and high school campus, will be ready for years’ of play.
Liberty voters approved the use of the district’s capital reserves to repair the fields in late 2018.
Experts are keeping a careful watch of the newly-installed turf, ensuring that it is healthy and robust. It is hoped that games and practices will begin by the second week in October.
Floor replacement won’t disrupt P.E. classes
In May 2019, voters approved the replacement of the Liberty Elementary School gymnasium floor, and district officials had hoped that the work could be complete before the start of the 2019-20 school year. But delays in receiving the mandatory state approvals – the district didn’t get the nod until August – pushed the project back.
Securing bids, awarding the work, and ordering materials is expected to take several months. And although the replacement could have begun this winter, that would have left the school without the gym – which is used for P.E. classes, community events, and assemblies – for weeks, possibly months.
Rather than interrupt the students’ educational program and activities, the floor’s replacement has been slated to begin July 1, 2020.