Dear McKinley Families,
I am writing to thank you for your continuous patience as the ongoing issues with the joint-use field are resolved. I know this has been frustrating to the McKinley community. Fortunately, progress has been made. An agreement has been reached between the district, city and contractor that could result in a safe, high quality field opening to students and the public in the spring.
The contractor has trimmed the grass, allowing the city to inspect the field to ensure it meets city standards. The field has been visibly improving and the city found it to be fairly acceptable. The city requested an additional maintenance period to see if new grass growth also meets its standards. The contractor will maintain the field until the spring, upon which the city will re-inspect it. If in the spring the grass and field meets standards, the field will be made available to students and the public.