The Klamath Tribes Donate $500,000 to Chiloquin Track and Field Project

The Klamath Tribes has donated $500,000 to Chiloquin Junior/Senior High School’s track and field renovation project.

The Klamath Tribes Tribal Council donated $500,000 towards the renovation of the track and field at Chiloquin Junior-Senior High School. Pictured with the check are KCSD Superintendent Glen Szymoniak, KCSD school improvement and secondary curriculum director Jeff Bullock, and KCSD Title VI coordinator and tribal member Torina Case.

“We appreciate the Tribal Council’s ongoing support of our schools and communities,” said John Rademacher, chair of the Klamath County School District Board of Directors. “This generous donation will go far to make this facility a place of which the Chiloquin community can be proud.”

The $500,000 will be used to upgrade the lighting, concessions, restrooms, and bleachers for the track and field facility.

The overall project includes two parts: a new turf infield and a track renovation. The infield should be completed by early winter; the track by early spring.

The school district is using $1.2 million in ESSER funds for the two projects. Work has started, and contractors from Rocky Mountain Construction last week were leveling and compacting the area.

School districts can apply for and receive federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to address the impact of the pandemic on schools. The Chiloquin track and field renovation will provide usable outdoor space needed for student use during pandemic protocols.

The current facility was in need of upgrades, and the field was unusable because of lack of water due to ongoing drought conditions.

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