Message from Superintendent Rodriguez regarding athletic fields

on February 26, 2021

Monroe-Woodbury letterhead

February 26, 2021

Dear Monroe-Woodbury families,

At this week’s Board of Education meeting, I shared with the school community that the track and main multi-purpose field located on the Monroe-Woodbury High School campus have been damaged.

This incident occurred on Saturday, February 20, when equipment was used to clear snow from the track and field resulting in the damage. The district will take a two-step approach to restoring the track: temporary patching of damaged areas in early spring, followed by permanent repairs that must occur when temperatures are warmer, probably in a May-June time frame.

We have not yet obtained an accurate measure of the full extent of the damage due to the existing snow and ice cover, nor have we been apprised of the estimated cost of repairs. Once thawing occurs and a site visit is conducted by our architects, a full assessment and final cost of repair estimate will be completed. This information will be shared with the community.

An investigation regarding this matter is underway, which will be given full consideration by the Board of Education upon its completion. The Board will then undertake appropriate steps respecting this incident.

Please know that the district is committed to holding the MWHS Class of 2021 graduation on the field as planned, weather permitting.

Warm regards,

Elsie Rodriguez
Superintendent of Schools