The state's financial woes are putting a project on hold in Bethel. Plans to install a turf field at Bethel High School, the only high school in Fairfield County without access to a turf field, have stalled because school officials are unsure how much of a cut in funding the district faces.
43,500 dollars has already been spend for designs and related work. Bid specs were completed as the Governor announced his intention to restructure how the state allocates funding to schools across Connecticut. While the preliminary work could be used in the future, the project might have to go out to bid again.
Bethel planned this project, in part, because the district has had to rent facilities and buses for indoor practices. Other games and practices have had to be cancelled because of weather. Bethel also can not host state championship games on a grass field.