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    [QUOTE=JIM SEYMOUR # 85;6726223]My mistake.
    I was under the mistaken impression they had a loyal and passionate fan/alumni base of supporters.

    Passion and loyalty are not the question—and your team knows that. Bureaucracy is. Publicly owned property means there is a process that you follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JIM SEYMOUR # 85 View Post
    My mistake.
    I was under the mistaken impression they had a loyal and passionate fan/alumni base of supporters.
    I’ve been told they can’t spend alumni/ booster money to upgrade facilities such as a turf field because wouldn’t be fair to other schools that don’t have one. Makes sense because none of JCPS schools have turf fields. JCPS doesn’t have budget to buy them all turf fields. I think they should budget one or two fields a year, but then they would have issue as to who gets first fields.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerpride94 View Post
    I’ve been told they can’t spend alumni/ booster money to upgrade facilities such as a turf field because wouldn’t be fair to other schools that don’t have one. Makes sense because none of JCPS schools have turf fields. JCPS doesn’t have budget to buy them all turf fields. I think they should budget one or two fields a year, but then they would have issue as to who Atherton first fields.
    I think Atherton & Shawnee should get the first 2 turf fields.
    Those Kids deserve it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerpride94 View Post
    I’ve been told they can’t spend alumni/ booster money to upgrade facilities such as a turf field because wouldn’t be fair to other schools that don’t have one. Makes sense because none of JCPS schools have turf fields. JCPS doesn’t have budget to buy them all turf fields. I think they should budget one or two fields a year, but then they would have issue as to who gets first fields.
    Stupid rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIM SEYMOUR # 85 View Post
    I think Atherton & Shawnee should get the first 2 turf fields.
    Those Kids deserve it.
    Add Seneca to the list. I think it should be inverse to their success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity alum View Post
    So are most grade schools.
    Sorry for your experience on our visitor side. Feel free to never come by again. IMO, not a bad thing to have complex for all sports.....

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    Male was great, X was not. Time to get better. Male vs Trinity will be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigers20-22 View Post
    Male was great, X was not. Time to get better. Male vs Trinity will be fun.
    I don't think there's has big of a difference between the teams as the score would indicate. St. X has a good schedule coming up and they'll need to stay focused on the teams ahead of them. If the opportunity comes to play Male again, I would think St. X will have a different showing. It's time to focus on Central!

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    Letís just call this game what it was: a total butt whipping in every phase including coaching. However, the good part about playing a quality non district opponent at this point of the season is that it can point out what needs to be improved. For example, in 2005 St. X throttled Trinity in the regular season in a game similar to the St. X - Male game this year. In that game, the score did not accurately reflect the abilities of both teams. Trinity improved that year and won a close game in the playoffs. I would guess that the St. X - Male game this year did not either.

    The key is how will the 2 teams react going forward. Will Male get complacent, or will they keep improving? Will St. X lose confidence and let a tough loss linger, or will they keep improving? Time will tell for both teams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerpride94 View Post
    Iíve been told they canít spend alumni/ booster money to upgrade facilities such as a turf field because wouldnít be fair to other schools that donít have one. Makes sense because none of JCPS schools have turf fields. JCPS doesnít have budget to buy them all turf fields. I think they should budget one or two fields a year, but then they would have issue as to who gets first fields.
    Same rule with Boone County schools. Shaun Alexander offered to donate a turf field to his alma mater Boone County HS and the school district would not let him (even though Ryle somehow got turf years ago). At this point, IMO not having turf is a safety hazard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerpride94 View Post
    I’ve been told they can’t spend alumni/ booster money to upgrade facilities such as a turf field because wouldn’t be fair to other schools that don’t have one. Makes sense because none of JCPS schools have turf fields. JCPS doesn’t have budget to buy them all turf fields. I think they should budget one or two fields a year, but then they would have issue as to who gets first fields.
    94,
    This is not directed at you personally, but this is a very clear case of paralysis of analysis. With this philosophy NO JCPS school will EVER get a turf field because they will NEVER EVER raise/set aside enough extra money in their budget at one time to be able to support putting in turf fields at once or even in a regimented timeframe for the many JCPS High Schools.

    However, if good judgement were used back when schools had asked to turf fields with alumni/booster funds then JCPS would have had a handful of turf fields and could then focus on 1 every X number of years and have a lottery system to decide who gets the next one. Plus a road map would have been established for other schools to follow to use Alumni/Booster funding.

    This didn't have to be as hard as JCPS has made it. So now the old facilities are getting older with no upgrades in site, except Ballard (see the next sentence). The mountain gets taller every year and the peak of the problem was spotlighted by Ballard's stadium issues resulting in NO Ballard home varsity football games will be played at Ballard this season due to an unstable/unsafe stadium. Who's next... It's just a matter of time.

    While I feel bad for the Ballard Seniors, I ask why isn't JCPS addressing this. To be fair, this current adminastration appears to be deliberating the issue, but the adminastations of the past are really the ones that have let these former assets and our schools down. If they would remove a few of those "leaders" making over $100k a year and put that money in an infrastructure fund, it would not take long to build significant capital. But what do I know...
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    I can’t understand why a school can’t use boosters/alumni to raise funds for facility improve to. Male would appear to be the one JCPS who could easily fund any project.

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    What about this........
    Let's say that JCPS takes a handful of schools and puts in turf or buys some ground that is currently vacant and uses that to build a couple of turf fields that could be centrally located. I would think that taking existing schools would be cheapest. Then use those fields to allow other teams to host home games. It would take some county wide planning to make it work out but it would allow these teams to at least have some decent surfaces to play on. This is not unusual in other states where budget issues are a concern. There would be details to work out among concessions but it could be done. If the right person were to be put in charge of this it could raise money for everyone and at least be a good start to getting something done about the dilapidated fields in Louisville. They basically did this same concept with that nice gym at Valley High; well everything except the centrally located part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laketime85 View Post
    What about this........
    Let's say that JCPS takes a handful of schools and puts in turf or buys some ground that is currently vacant and uses that to build a couple of turf fields that could be centrally located. I would think that taking existing schools would be cheapest. Then use those fields to allow other teams to host home games. It would take some county wide planning to make it work out but it would allow these teams to at least have some decent surfaces to play on. This is not unusual in other states where budget issues are a concern. There would be details to work out among concessions but it could be done. If the right person were to be put in charge of this it could raise money for everyone and at least be a good start to getting something done about the dilapidated fields in Louisville. They basically did this same concept with that nice gym at Valley High; well everything except the centrally located part.
    I've thought for a long time that JCPS should have some sort of "larger" sports facility that could be utilized by all schools in the district when needed. Make it bigger than any of the traditional high school stadiums, but not so big that it would be too big for lets say a Male/Trinity or a St. X/Manual type game.

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    These are good ideas. I had a good idea above.

    But unless local leadership refocuses on this, it looks like the next 2 or 3 Ballard Stadium situations will need to take place in order to get new fields.

    The gym at Valley is nice, but was it the most needed new resource for allocating those funds?
    I don't think so. Just ask the Ballard Seniors.
    I think this new JCPS leadership under Mr. Polio is trying. The one before that I do not.

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