The Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District board recently voted to replace the artificial turf at Jaguar field at a cost of $150,000.
The Valley Center High School football field is in the seventh year of an eight-year warranty, however it is wearing out faster than anticipated. The fibers are not holding up as well as they should.
The vendor who installed the field told the school district that it would replace the field at a substantial discount under the existing warranty. The new field would have an average life of about ten years, according to the vendor.
Board Pres. Don Martin noted that the district saves a substantial amount of money by not having to water the football field.
The $150,000 will be paid from capital improvement funds.