BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Engineering costs won’t be incurred by the Bernards Township Board of Education in the installation of personalized paving stones to form a future walkway in front of the Ridge High School football field home bleachers.

On July 22, the Bernards Township Board of Education accepted the walkway as an alternative location for a Ridge Sports Foundation fund-raising project.

On May 13 the board had okayed a plan to sell engraved paver stones for a 1,000-square-foot area in front of the Ridge High School Wellness Center. The board was to pay for initial site work, as the project was also intended to help with drainage and replace some asphalt.

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The Lee Field location will not entail the board spending money on engineering for the project. A previous version of this story erroneously said the board had contracted with a Mount Laurel firm for $84,200 to draw plans, draft bidding specifications and oversee the construction.

The walkway in front of the Lee Field home bleachers and running track “presents fewer engineering and operational concerns,” said a motion passed by the board.

The foundation helps the school by raising money for capital projects, like the fitness center, as well as awarding student scholarships.