Thank you for taking the time to write it and for addressing the cost issue head on. I want to point out that the $1 million figure is “rounded up” by $320,000. The Keeper folks keep throwing out that inflated number, knowing full well it’s patently untrue. Throughout this process, numbers as low as $150,000 and as high as $680,000 have been given by the school board. That higher figure included many items that are routinely replaced and paid for by boosters and parents, such as spirit wear, sports and band uniforms. Ironically, one of the largest costs is to replace the large logo on the new turf field, which actually DID cost $1 million. The replacement cost is estimated at $150,000, which underscores your point about priorities.