By JIM MAURER
CAREY — Carey school board approved a resolution Monday accepting an $8,500 donation from Continental Structural Plastics, Carey, toward a fundraising effort for the new baseball and softball complex on school property.
The school’s athletic boosters continue to seek funds and hope to have the fields ready for at least a portion of the 2019 season.
More than $150,000 in pledges from businesses and individuals have been received toward the more than $265,000 expense. The total does not include field lights, which could be installed later.
The athletic boosters are continuing fundraisers and plan to sell commemorative bricks to businesses and individuals.
Work could begin later this year and the fields may be ready for play near the end of the 2019 season.
The nearby baseball field has been used since the 1960s. Softball is played on a field at Waterworks Park.
Separately, lunch prices were set for the 2018-2019 school year: elementary, $2.60; junior high/high school, $2.85; adult, $3.10; breakfast, $1.75; and milk, 50 cents. This past school year, lunch prices were: elementary, $2.50; junior high/high school, $2.75.
The board accepted the resignation of Kim Bauer, high school special education teacher, effective Aug. 16. She took a job in another district.