Mattituck school board to announce track color selection

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01/16/2014 2:59 PM |
GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Shannon Dwyer, a pentathlon veteran, working on her hurdling during Mattituck's practice last March.

GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Shannon Dwyer, a pentathlon veteran, working on her hurdling during Mattituck’s practice last March.

The Mattituck school board is expected to announce which track color the district will settle on at Thursday night’s regular meeting, according to the agenda.

Last month, district business administrator Michael Engelhardt said the track color choices include: black, green, red and blue.

Although many school board members’ ears perked up when he mentioned blue was a choice (since the school’s colors are blue and gold), Mr. Engelhardt suggested they go with a different color because the shade of blue the track comes with is more like a baby blue. He added red is the most popular color for track facilities.

[Related: One student’s dedication helps make new track a reality in Mattituck]

In addition to the track color, the school board is also expected to discuss track construction plans.

Voters approved a $925,000 bond in October to replace the defunct cinder track with a new facility suitable for the team to host meets. Since then, the district has been hit with $30,000 in unforeseen costs because the makeup of the soil under the existing track is “not compactable,” Mr. Engelhardt said.

About 2 1/2 feet under the entire length of the track needs to be dug up and refilled before the new all-weather, polyflex track is installed, he said.

Scroll down to view the complete agenda. Check back for an update.

Mattituck-Cutchogue school board meeting agenda, Jan. 16

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