Out with the old, in with the new — the main gym at Ridgefield High School is getting a new floor to replace the patched, buckling wood court there now.
Separately, the gym also received a new scoreboard from Tiger Hollow Inc, the non-profit foundation that helps fund the sports stadium at the high school. That new board will allow the school to play pre-recorded video at the gym.
On Thursday, June 20, crews could be seen tearing up the old flooring with crowbars, and stacking the boards in the corner of the gym.
The schools requested $56,950 to replace the gym floor as part of their annual capital request for large infrastructure repairs or replacements.
Facilities Director Joe Morits told the Board of Education in late November that the floor had never been drum-sanded down and refinished. Several portions the floor had been patched where there were sections of wood rot or buckling. Early in November, a malfunctioning sprinkler system dumped hundreds of gallons of water on the floor, causing “some bowing and discoloration,” Morits said in his presentation.
Assistant Athletic Director Anthony Cataldo said the project is supposed to be finished by the first day of school in the fall.