Football stadium's scoreboard "could fail at any time," AD says
Taft Union High School's outdoor scoreboards are old and need to be replaced.
That's been known for several years.
The District, strapped financially, isn't in a position to come up with funds to take care of the problem, so Dean of Athletics and Student Support Robert Ramirez is suggesting the school find sponsorships in the community to pay the cost of replacing scoreboards at Martin Memorial Stadium Monty Reedy Field and Mickey Rolling Softball Complex.
The stadium scoreboard is the most urgent need, Ramirez said in a written report to the Board Trustees.
"The priority is replacing the football score board followed by the softball and baseball boards," Ramirez said. "According to our MOT department, the football scoreboard could fail at any time and parts are either no longer being made for our score board or are extremely difficult to find."
Two years ago, Ramirez said, the District got a quote of $46,175 to replace all three scoreboards.
He is recommending to the Board that the school seek donations and sponsorships to replace the scoreboards, an approach commonly used by high schools.