By Irma Widjojo
The Benicia school board is set to receive an update Thursday on the improvements planned for Benicia High School’s track and field.
The upgrade is funded through Measure S, the $49.6 million general obligation bond, passed by voters in June 2014.
Though the board will not be making any decisions Thursday, one of the things the trustees would have to make a decision on in the future is the use of synthetic turf or natural grass at the field.
The initial cost for synthetic turf is higher than natural grass, though its grooming and annual maintenance costs are much lower.
Another improvement at the field would be the addition of newer bleachers and seats. The plan proposes adding 1,100 more home seating and 250 seats for visitors.