As you probably know, Hockinson School District voters rejected a $1.5 million capital levy measure on the Feb. 14, 2017, ballot. It would have funded installation of synthetic turf on the main athletic field at Hockinson High School and the resurfacing of the HHS track. The final ballot count showed 40.65% in favor and 59.35% against.
Although synthetic turf, an option promoted by a local citizens group, did not meet with voter approval, the district still needs to determine a path forward with regards to the HHS athletic field.
Located adjacent to wetlands, this field already has very wet soil in a rainy climate. It is muddy much of the time and can be used for only 20-30 events per year. This means the district is often forced to rent outside facilities for practices and games, and is unable to host community clubs and events.
The Hockinson School Board values your voice. This is the reason why we are seeking input and suggestions from the community that will help determine the best way to deal with the field, hopefully so it can be used more regularly for school and community events. We hope you will take a moment to answer the following questions which will help the district understand the community’s concerns and desires, and create a new plan for the HHS field.
This survey will be open until April 28th. We would like to thank you in advance for taking a moment to complete this survey.
Turf Levy Survey