BEA School Board Reports Plans to Build New Tennis Courts at the High School Have Been Scrapped

At this week’s Blue Earth Area School Board meeting the Facilities and Finance Committee reported that the plan to build an eight court tennis facility at the Blue Earth Area High School has been scrapped.  The estimated $1.2 million project was to be funded by both the district and the city, cut the agreement stalled due to questions over how much each entity would pay.

Instead, the city will now fund the entire project, whether it is rebuilding the current courts or building new ones.    The district and the city will split the cost of future maintenance 50/50.  School Board Member Kyle Zierke stated that the plan is for the city to keep six courts at Putnam Park, just as it has been for the past 30 years.

The School Board accepted the report without taking a formal vote.  According to Superintendent Mandy Fletcher, the Blue Earth City Council will be discussing the matter at their meeting on Monday, May 15th.