The track at East Alton Wood River High School is in need of repair or replacement. That's the word from the school board meeting this week, where school officials discussed the possible costs associated with installing an all new track or repairing the current track which could buy five to seven more years.
At issue is the cost, and the state's role in financially supporting public schools. If the district waits to replace it now, there could be additional state money available for replacement down the road. A replacement of the track could cost as much as a half-million dollars and require the district to issue bonds. Repairing the track could run around $100,000 which could be paid for out of existing district funds. The board took no action on the issue this month.