GUILDERLAND, N.Y. – The Guilderland Central School District is
looking to present a claim to be reimbursed for the cost of repairing a damaged
Superintendent Dr. Marie Wiles met with New York State
Department of Civil Service Commissioner Jerry Boone Tuesday to explain the
process for presenting a claim to the state for reimbursement to repair the
damaged athletic fields at Farnsworth Middle School.
The fields were destroyed March 22 during a State Civil
Service Exam administered at the school. Boone visited the fields after meeting
Repairs to the field are scheduled to begin immediately, but
due to the extent of the damage, the four acres of land affected will not be used
through at least the spring. The fields were used primarily for lacrosse and
soccer as well as physical education classes.
Until the land is usable again, modified sports practices
and games and physical education classes will be relocated to either the back
or side fields at the middle school.