On July 12, 2016, the Montgomery County Council voted unanimously to approve the supplemental appropriation of funds (raised by the Somerset Foundation and Somerset PTA) for the Somerset Field Renovation project. Thank you to everyone in the Somerset ES community for helping bring us to this final approval!
MCPS quickly mobilized the project after this approval, with a keen understanding of the importance of doing the bulk of the construction work while school is out of session to minimize the impact on the students, staff and neighbors.
Construction on the new turf field is already underway! Demolition and installation of sediment and erosion control measures are complete, and work on the underlying stormwater management infrastructure is expected to start by the end of the week.
As construction will still be in progress at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, please keep a lookout for information on drop-off procedures, etc. If all goes smoothly, the construction will only impact the first few weeks of school. And then we will have our brand new field!
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. This email will be monitored by the Somerset Foundation and the PTA. We will answer questions as quickly as possible.