M-A moves ahead on lights and expands usage hours
Original post made by Peter Carpenter, Atherton: Lindenwood, on Aug 31, 2010
"On Wednesday, the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees will consider adopting a policy for using the temporary lights, as well as a resolution exempting the project from local zoning ordinances.
Sequoia spokeswoman Bettylu Smith noted there has been no notification from the court that it couldn't move forward with plans to install the temporary lights.
School districts can, by a two-thirds vote of its board, find that a proposed change on school property is exempt from a local ordinance. Trustees will take such a vote Wednesday night arguing the temporary nature of the lights exempts the project from local regulations.
With the lights going in shortly, the board will consider a policy on using them.
Under the proposal, lights and a public address system could be used for four football games starting at sunset until 10:30 p.m. Soccer and lacrosse teams would each be able to use the lights for six weeknight games from sunset to 8:30 p.m. Lastly, school and youth sport practices would use lights on weeknights until 8:30 p.m. There was no limit to the number of practices for which lights could be used. "
Note that the planned usage already exceeds what the Board previously stated would be allowed.