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Greensboro parents concerned about sports field plans

GREENSBORO, NC (WGHP) — Months after parents first raised concerns about the future site of Kiser Middle School, members of the Grimsley High School community say they still have no of answers.

After learning that the high school baseball and softball diamonds were under consideration as a possible site, Brandy Adams began forming a committee to discuss plans with district leaders and council members.

“Since November I haven’t heard from them to sit down,” she said on Tuesday.

A Guilford County Schools spokesperson said FOX8 board members will discuss plans for Kiser Middle School at a board retreat Saturday morning.

“We have not received any details of the plan as to whether or not the demolition of the Grimsley grounds will occur,” said Adams, who is chairman of the Grimsley Sports Recall Club.

She is concerned about the impact of the construction on the sports of more than 300 student-athletes if this site is selected.

“Not only do our baseball and softball teams use these facilities to practice and play, but we have I believe seven women’s teams and we have eight or nine men’s teams that actually use the field,” she explained.

District Five Representative Deborah Napper said FOX8 meetings were delayed due to the design process.

She also said district leaders were working to find alternatives to using the fields.

Parents want to know where athletes will train and play if pitches are closed due to construction.

The other request is a timetable and funding for possible alternative sports spaces.

“Let’s be honest, we don’t take kids to school for academics at Grimsley High School, so it would be crazy of us to think they’re going to take these students who don’t have driving licenses to offsite practices,” says Adams.

The board retreat will begin Saturday at 9 a.m.


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