Red River High School will be seeing new updates to its athletic facilities within the next year. At the June meeting, the school board approved the purchase of nearly 28 acres behind the high school to build a new baseball, softball, seven track and field complexes, as well as a football practice field.
The purchase will cost the district roughly $161,000 for the land and the lumber on the property. The land is located behind the current football stadium and will benefit the junior high school as well.
The land is expected to come into their possession sometime within the next few weeks and bids will begin to come in to the board in July for the baseball and softball complexes. Groundbreaking would begin in August.
Meanwhile, the move of temporary buildings is almost complete. The T-buildings that housed classes for sixth graders are being moved from the west side of the campus to the old tennis courts behind the cafeteria. That is where sixth graders will go to school while a new sixth grade academy is being constructed.