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Lodi Unified School District creates new policy for Tokay High School track

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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:13 am, Fri Sep 28, 2012.

The Tokay High School track is again open to the public, but on a limited basis.

A group of district trustees, staff and track users met on Wednesday to create a plan for public use of the track. Trustee Ralph Womack said the meeting went smoothly.

"Everybody was very positive. It wasn't confrontational at all," he said.

The track is open to walkers and joggers after school from the end of sports practices until dusk. Janitors lock the gates at that time, explained Art Hand, assistant superintendent of facilities and planning.

The group came to a decision for weekends and days when school isn't in session, such as the upcoming October break.

The track will be open for a few scheduled hours on those days and policed by select volunteers in the neighborhood.

A small group of local volunteers, including Richard Hanner, editor of the Lodi New-Sentinel, will meet in the next few weeks to provide an insurance policy and facility use agreement with Lodi Unified School District. A few members of that group will be issued keys to the pedestrian gate on Ham Lane near the handball courts.

The keys will not be able to be replicated, except by school staff with the master key.

The group will approach the board on Oct.16 to approve the insurance policy and use agreement. Hand is also waiting on a recommendation from district staff that the fee be waived for the track's use by this group.

"We just want to get together to put a ribbon around the whole concept," said Hand.

The next step is to create an online calendar to let the public know when the school will be using the track, making it off-limits to casual users. The school and its sports teams have first priority when it comes to scheduling track use.

A link to the calendar will be available on both the district website and Tokay High School's site.

Contact reporter Sara Jane Pohlman at sarap@lodinews.com. For more information about local education issues, read our Education Café blog.

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1 comment:

  • Curt Speaks posted at 6:42 pm on Mon, Oct 8, 2012.

    Curt Posts: 1

    My wife and I need to walk a lot and the Tokay track is the perfect place. We would be willing to pay to walk there. Unless you live by Lodi Lake, Tokay is best place and safest place to go.

     

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