At its recent meeting, the Sheridan School Board voted to buy new turf for the football field and seek bids on a new scoreboard.

According to the Sheridan Headlight newspaper, Athletic Director Matt Scarbrough said when the turn that is on the field now was bought, the manufacturer said the school could get 10 years use out of it and it has been on the field now for 11 years.

The board approved a nearly half-million bid from United Turf and Track for the new turf which Scarbrough high quality and heavy grade.

The newspaper said Scarbrough also talked about the need for a new scoreboard. He said the district could expect to spend around $250,000 for a new digital scoreboard, adding that he expected to generate around $600,000in additional revenue by selling ads on the scoreboard and could also consider selling naming rights for the scoreboard.

That he described as being “valued at north of $100,000.”

A motion to solicit bids for a new scoreboard was approved without dissent.