MASON, Mich. — At the March 9, 2020 Board of Education Meeting, the Mason Public Schools (MPS) Board approved plans to move forward with the renovation and expansion of the existing tennis courts located at Mason High School. Prior to the passing of the 2017 MPS bond, the school study committee was tasked with identifying areas within the District that would need improvements. The tennis courts at the high school were identified as a possible area of improvement during that time.
When the final bond proposal was passed by the community, the tennis courts were not included in the plan. MPS felt that these courts needed an improvement due to potential safety concerns. Utilizing sinking fund dollars, the District plans to begin renovation of the eight existing courts and build four additional courts to accommodate the competition level of the Mason High School tennis teams. “After years of wear and tear, the existing tennis courts at Mason High School were at the end of their life.
We knew it was time to improve the courts as we cannot continue to utilize these courts for competition in their condition. When these courts are complete, we will have the necessary facilities to host tennis matches at the high school,” said Ronald Drzewicki, Ed.S., Superintendent, Mason Public Schools. The Board of Education approved a plan to spend $1,123,180 of sinking fund dollars on this project.
The project is expected to begin on May 18 and be complete in August. During this time, the tennis courts will be closed. “As we work diligently on our budget planning for next year, it important to note that the district cannot utilize sinking fund dollars on things like salaries or benefits. The Board of Education and District leadership have decided to move forward with this much-needed renovation,” Drzewicki added.
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