By Adrianna Clinton
At the May 1 school board meeting, the board of directors approved the scoreboard replacement at Horn Field with a 7-2 vote.
The entire project will cost an estimated $201,948. The cost of the board will be covered by fundraising efforts and advertising with no tax dollars being utilized, according to District Marketing and Communications Manager, Don Dimoff.
The scoreboard model is manufactured by Nevco, who will perform the primary installation. A video screen will accompany the standard display on the scoreboard. The purpose of the screen is to enhance advertising opportunities for local companies as well as to provide an educational platform for students by having them produce a live feed during sporting events. The live feed would include elements such as live shots, instant replays and advertisements.
The scoreboard will be installed over the summer and be put up in time for the first sporting event of the 2014-15 school year, according to Athletic Director Arnold Fritzius.
The original long-standing scoreboard was sent down by straight-line winds last fall, resulting in the usage of a small borrowed scoreboard from York College for the remainder of the fall sports season.