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Barnard Field Update from MPS

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Update from Minneapolis Public Schools Chief Operations Officer, Karen Devet:

March 3, 2017

Minneapolis Public Schools was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Hennepin County Youth Sports Grant (HCYS) to develop an artificial turf athletic field and amenities at South High School. With the matching funds from MPS that was committed by the School Board at the November 15, 2016 meeting, $500,000 is now dedicated to the South High School field project. The expected budget necessary for the entire project as currently scoped is $3.15 M - $3.19MMPS is committed to providing an additional $250,000 funding match, as other grants are sought and awarded. MPS will be including Barnard Field updates in its 2018 Capital project proposal and we hope to move forward with the project in the summer 2018.