Throughout the entire planning and design process for the new school in Bighorn, it was agreed upon that artificial turf would be the playing surface for the football field. In April, the Director of the state School Facilities Commission requested officials from Sheridan County School District One formally ask the commission for their approval of the artificial field.
That's where the School District hit a snag, as the commission tabled the request and asked the District to provide more information on why the turf is needed. District One Business Manager Jeremy Smith
Smith explains that the artificial field is a need, not a want.
Smith said the issue will be dealt with at the commission's June meeting. The artificial turf that District One is requesting is similar if not the same as the surface at Sheridan High School.