Save Fisher Baseball Field
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In its latest plans to renovate the Fisher Middle School fields, the Los Gatos Union School District Board and Superintendent have decided to eliminate the baseball field. We don’t think we should be spending money to reduce services to our students/community. Sign this petition if you agree.
Over the last two years, the Los Gatos Little League (LGLL), United Soccer, Los Gatos Saratoga Recreation and other community members have been working with the Los Gatos Union School District (LGUSD) to renovate the Fisher Middle School fields. The plan included a new track complex, baseball field and soccer fields - a “field of dreams.” United Soccer had pledged to raise additional funds, and LGLL had pledged to raise $125,000 to supplement the budget of $3.2 million.
In recent weeks, it was determined that bids had come in higher than expected, and the plan would be over budget by about $1.3 million. As a result, on August 21 the LGUSD Board voted to go forward with an alternate plan which eliminated the baseball field. There was an allowance to add it in the future when/if funds became available. In the meantime, it means that the LGLL baseball program for 13 to 15-year-olds will have to be eliminated, as this is the only field of appropriate size in Los Gatos. Kids that want to play baseball will have to find alternate leagues in surrounding towns.
We implore the LGUSD Board and Superintendent Diana Abbati to come up with a better solution so that the baseball program does not have to be eliminated. The Fisher baseball field has served the community for over 40 years as an important bridge between Little League and the strong Los Gatos High baseball program. Let’s not let the rich tradition of baseball in Los Gatos die.
In addition to signing this petition, there is a meeting to discuss the issue with the LGUSD Board on Tuesday evening Sept. 5 at 6:30pm at the District Office on Roberts Rd. behind Fisher. Please come show your support!
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