Glenbard School District 87

GEL NEWS: After 11 meetings, Glen Ellyn OKs Memorial Field lights

After 11 Glen Ellyn plan commission hearings and two village board meetings, village trustees unanimously gave approval Monday to a controversial proposal to install lights at a Glenbard West High School practice field. "I think that character and reputation will be shown off even more by adding this particular new phase to Glenbard West and the community," Trustee Phil Hartweg said. Read more.

GEL SHARE: Memorial Field Lights Take Step Forward in Glen Ellyn

A controversial plan to install lights at Glenbard West High School’s Memorial Field in Glen Ellyn has moved a step closer to reality.

The Glenbard High School District 87 board voted 5-2 Monday to send a variance application to the village to clear the way for the lights.
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The move follows a series of contentious meetings that began in February in which community members, parents, students and coaches on both sides of the issue sparred over the proposal’s merits.

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110426/news/704269788/#ixzz1KmMig7iS

GEL SHARE: Dist. 87 candidates divided on stadium lights proposal

Candidates running for Glenbard High School District 87 School Board are divided on the issue of whether to install lights around Memorial Field in Glen Ellyn.

Incumbent candidates Tom Trefilek and Rose Malcolm, who also currently serves as board president, are both supporters of installing lights at the Glenbard West High School field. Both believe it would cut down on the number of athletes having to be bused off campus for games and allow for the full utilization of the field.

View public comments, school district presentation to the board, and board deliberations from the Tuesday, February 22, 2011 Glenbard School District 87 Board Meeting regarding Proposed Enhancements to Memorial Field Lights.

Lighting Plan for Memorial Field

On February 7, 2011 the Glenbard School District 87 Board was scheduled to vote on approving the installation of lights at the newly renovated Memorial Field across Crescent Blvd from Glenbard West High School.

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