Fans Of Jefferson Village School Sports Hope Brain Damage From Numerous Concussions Will Eventually Help Athletes Forget About All The Broken Glass On The Fields

Broken glass on playing fields

Broken glass on playing fieldsIt was as early as December 2012 when he learned there were shards of glass in the new softball field at Jefferson Village School, but AOS 93 Superintendent Steve Bailey said it was not until last week that he found out the baseball field was contaminated, too.  The new building has had a variety of issues both before and after it opened in the fall of 2011, including septic issues, a burst fire sprinkler pipe, and an issue with a backup generator that delayed the building’s first day of school. At the Aug. 5 meeting of the Jefferson School Committee, Larry Stelzer, the president of the Jefferson Sports Association, said the fields are littered with glass shards – “some as big as your finger,” pieces of pottery, Bic lighters, nails, and large rocks. The fields at the school pose both a safety and liability risk and are unfit for sports or activities of any kind, Stelzer said. The Jefferson Sports Association is losing both kids and parents because the group’s teams have to travel for all their games instead of playing locally, and are losing thousands in concessions, Stelzer said. This fall would have been the first time the new fields could have been used anyway, Bailey said, because the grass needed a year to grow and a second year to firm up before it was used. (read more at Lincoln County News)