Spring sports may once again find a home at Bensalem High School as district officials work to have them repaired in time for the season.
The board this week gave the ok to obtain bids to make repairs and maintain the junior varsity softball and baseball fields, as well as the varsity softball field.
Kenneth L. Medina, the district's director of business operations, said he expects the field work to cost between $52,000 and $95,000. Work can be carried out prior to the winter season and the fields should be ready for play this spring, he said.
"The idea is to have our kids play on our fields … especially our senior girls to get play time on the field this season," he said.
Board member Kim Rivera said student athletes have lost faith in their ability to actually use the fields prior to seniors finishing their high school career.
"Is this going to be done by March?" Rivera asked. "I'm not disappointing these kids one more time."
Medina, in addition to devising one, three and five-year field management plans, said, "They’ll all be playable for spring."