May brings many changes within the Columbia School District and I am excited to update our community regarding the next steps
in our 2018 bond process. Now that the elementary school activities wing is complete, the CHS track resurfacing project will begin the last week of May. The day after our student athletes conclude their track season, CSD will begin the renovation and you will begin seeing some changes to our almost twenty year old track surface. The great news is that when school begins next year in late August, our community will have a new track to enjoy. The bad news is that unfortunately due to construction, the track will be closed the entire summer. We want to get the news out as early as possible so that if you make walking or running the track a part of your regular exercise routine during the summer, please plan on making other arrangements.
The renovated CSD track will feature a new dark red surface. We are investing in a quality new product to support our student athletes as well as provide recreational opportunity for our Burbank community. From May through July, you will see the removal of the old track surface, excavation of new curbs and installation of the new surface. The new surface requires specific
cure time, therefore the track will be off limits until the start of school in August. This is an exciting time for our entire community as this track will serve as a source of pride for many years to come. We will have more to come in the next few months on other upcoming projects including replacing part of the high school roof (roof leak concerns), safety upgrades across the district as well as elementary playground upgrades. Stay tuned as we continue to learn and grow as a district.
Todd Hilberg, Superintendent