Northwest NEWS

October 23, 2000

Editorial

A yes vote will create many opportunities

The board of directors for the Riverview School District is asking for your vote of approval for a physical education and athletic sports field on the Nov. 7 election.
   When the construction of Cedarcrest High School was approved a decision was made to use Miller Field at Tolt Middle School for athletic competition and a play field at CHS for PE classes. Miller Field has served this district and community well and will continue to be a key asset for our students.
   We now have a student population almost double when CHS was conceived where Miller Field and a play field no longer meet the needs of our students. PE and sports programs are an integral part of our students' education and I am especially proud of our track team taking state honors for academic performance.
   Our proposal is for an all-weather track and multipurpose soccer/football field, aluminum bleachers, rest rooms and concession stand located next to CHS. In this plan for $2.9 million you will not find a stadium but the essentials needed for the education and safety of our students.
   I am asking the community to support this plan while we continue to work on grants to add a baseball field and tennis courts. Your yes vote will generate countless opportunities for the young people of our valley for many years to come.
   Dan Pflugrath, Director Riverview School District