The District 233 school board met in special session Wednesday, Nov. 24, to approve two bids for work on the Homewood-Flossmoor High School baseball and softball fields.
The board approved a contract with Chicago Heights Construction for $784,215. This covers site clearing, excavation and preparation, including a new underdrain system, concrete curbing and new fencing for installation of new infield synthetic turf at the softball and baseball fields.
The board also approved a $189,000 bid from Barton Electric of Trenton, Illinois for lighting on the softball field. Superintendent Von Mansfield said adding the lights meets the letter of the law for Title 9 giving girls and boys teams the same facilities.
The board called a special meeting so that work can get started before winter weather sets in, “so we don’t lose too much of the baseball and softball seasons next spring,” said Ed Wright of DLA Architects.
Chicago Heights Construction has previously done work at H-F. The firm’s last major project was the update of the natatorium, Wright said.