There will be a new scoreboard at McClain Field come the new school year after the Greenfield Exempted Village School District Board of Education met in a brief special meeting on Thursday and approved the purchase.
According to the discussion in the meeting, the current scoreboard is only about 15 years old, but newer technology has rendered McClain’s current scoreboard nearly obsolete and therefore difficult to repair.
The scoreboard should be in place by the first home football game on Aug. 25 when the Tigers host Adena, according to district superintendent Joe Wills.
Documents state the cost will be $71,495, which includes the scoreboard and a new sound system.
All four board members (Sandy Free was not present) voted in favor of making the purchase.
In other business, the board accepted the resignation of transportation supervisor Sue Buchhammer for the purpose of retirement effective Aug. 1.
“We want to thank Sue Buchhammer for her years of service to Greenfield schools. Mrs. Buchhammer has been a very dedicated employee and will be greatly missed,” Wills said on Thursday.
Buchhammer has been with the district for more than 20 years.
Concluding Thursday’s short meeting, board members approved the employment recommendation of Denise Brenner as an intervention specialist.
The Greenfield Exempted Village School District Board of Education meets next in regular session on Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m. at the central office boardroom. School board meetings are open to the public.