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LUSD board of education takes final step before ground breaks on the Lompoc Community Track and Sports Field

Project at Huyck Stadium.

T

he campaign for the Lompoc Community Track & Sports

Field Project in partnership with the Santa Ynez Band of Chu-

mash Indians and Lompoc Rotary Club provides initial dona-

tion check of $1,200,000 to Lompoc Unified School District

At the November board meeting, on a vote of 4-0, with one Board

Member absent, a critical step in completion of the multi-year cam-

paign to upgrade the track and field at Huyck Stadium was decided

upon at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Lompoc Unified

School District Board of Education.

The School Board unanimously awarded the project to contrac-

tor Byrom-Davey Inc., owned by Santa Ynez native Steve Davey,

at the beginning of the summer and months of negotiation between

the District, the Contractor and community stakeholders followed. During this time, the District also awaited

project approval from the California Department of Architecture. All items fell into place allowing District

staff to provide a School Board action item for the November 12 meeting requesting and receiving approval of

a defined scope of work for the project, a “Lease-Leaseback” agreement with Byrom-Davey Inc. and a guaran-

teed maximum price for project completion. The Lease-Leaseback project delivery method was authorized by

the state legislature to deliver school facilities on time, on budget and with a reduced level of public risk. This

is the first project for which LUSD will employ this method.

The project scope includes an upgrade to an artificial turf field, all-weather rubberized 9-lane track, new

track and field amenities, a

community exercise zone with

outdoor exercise equipment,

new filtered water drinking

fountains, security cameras and

some lighting. The project will

also include donor recognition

including the “Foundation of

the Community” donor brick

paver walkway and “Pillars

of the Community” concrete

columns. Over 200 individual

bricks have been sold to mem-

bers of the community.

During the Board Meet-

ing, committee members from

the Campaign for the Lompoc

Community Track & Field

and the Rotary Club presented

an initial donation check for

$1,200,000. An additional donation in the amount of $450,000 will be provided by the committee upon project

completion. The Chumash were the first financial supporters of the project, helping the get the project off the

ground and the Lompoc Rotary Club was the first local community organization to give to the project, leading

the way for others to support it.

LUSD Superintendent Trevor McDonald expressed his excitement on Tuesday night stating, “This is an

historic night for LUSD. The gift we are being presented with will benefit not only today’s students, but many

generations in the future. We are grateful for the generosity of the community and their commitment to healthy

living.”

Ashley Costa, Executive Director for the Lompoc Valley Community Healthcare Organization, which facili-

tated the capital campaign explained, “I’m so proud to be part of the committee that spearheaded this effort,

and raised over 1.6 million dollars to make it a reality. The partnership with the District was phenomenal and I

cannot express enough thanks to our over 300 donors for their generosity. This renovation will be transforma-

tional for our community, providing a free, safe and well-lit facility to exercise, recreate and connect.”

The Ground Breaking Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Huyck Stadium at

10:00 AM. Please join representatives from the Campaign for the Lompoc Community Track & Field and

the Lompoc Unified School District as they celebrate this exciting occasion of breaking ground on the new

facility that will enhance student athletes, physical education students and community’s access to a safe, well-

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The Lompoc Community Track and Sports Field Project

lit and accessible space to exercise, recreate and con-

nect. Completion of the project is anticipated by May

of 2020. The committee is currently planning a grand

opening celebration event in the stadium on May 30

and 31, 2020.

To learn more please visit: http://lompoctrackand-

field.com

or call (805) 736-5985.