HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Education on Thursday evening approved a resolution appropriating $1,562,476 for the purchase and installation of new aluminum bleachers at Depken Field. 

The payment of the bleacher system will be financed by $703,000 from the Board of Education’s Capital Reserve Fund and $860,000 of lease/purchase financing from 1st American Education Financing.  The rate of financing is 1.30 percent.

Work is expected to begin immediately, and the bleacher system is being made, there is no hard completion date at this time.  It is not expected to interfere with the outdoor track or baseball seasons being competed at the field.  Spectators however, if the bleachers are not complete, may be relocated for viewing. 

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The BOE also approved spending of $39,055 for seasonal fencing at the Depken Field, the primary purpose of which is to help provide safety fencing to protect athletes using the track from being struck by baseballs during high school baseball games and practices. 

The current fencing is being held together by safety ties, and needed an upgrade.  

The Board of Education also approved the retirements of four teachers, Donna Dussault, Barbara Kritzer, Lesa Brinker, and paraprofessional Esterina Anderson.  Kritzer’s retirement will be effective April 1, while the rest will be effective June 30, 2021.  

 

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