Lodi Unified School District considers opening Tokay High School track to the public
Gates allowing access to the Tokay High School all-weather track are locked tight with a brass chain and lock on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
- In other action
On Tuesday, the Lodi Unified School District board of trustees also:
- Approved an agreement to purchase 15 compressed natural gas buses at reduced costs for the special education program. The buses are 2008-09 models being offered at a lower price because the district which ordered them did not take them. CNG fuel is considered a clean air alternative fuel. The new buses will replace a portion of the aging diesel fleet that cost more money each year to maintain. The total cost of the buses is over $2 million, paid out over 10 years.
- Adopted the California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act. Instead of bidding out each individual project, the district will be able to offer contract bids for several similar projects at once, such as several concrete or roofing projects. Those offers will go to a pre-approved list of contractors, which means fewer total applications to review. The streamlined process gets a contractor on the job faster and the project completed in a more timely manner.
— Sara Jane Pohlman
Posted: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 10:01 am, Thu Sep 6, 2012.
Right now, the only all-weather running track in Lodi is closed to everyone who isn’t a physical education student or on a sports team at Tokay High School.
But in response to urging by several community members, the Lodi Unified School District board of trustees discussed the possibility of reopening the Tokay High track and field area to the public on a limited basis.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 10:01 am.