Boyle County Board of Education heard complaints Thursday from parents of softball team members at Boyle County High School about the condition of the softball field and a rash of thefts from team members.
A group of parents asked for permission to designate two parents to do maintenance work on the field, which they said is lacking. They also asked for financial help to purchase 50 tons of sand to spread on the outfield, which one parent called rough and dangerous.
Joan Mann, BCHS teacher and athletic trainer, echoed that opinion, saying the ground is rough and needs to be repaired.
Another concern centered around a rock-filled drainage ditch that runs between the football and softball fields. Mann and football Coach Chuck Smith agreed with parents who talked of the dangers of the ditch, and parents asked if the board would look into repairs.
The ditch carries runoff water, and sometimes the amount of water running through it is large, said one parent.