An agreement for joint use of La Cañada High School's field, established between the La Cañada Unified School District, the Arroyo United Foundation and La Cañada High School Boosters Club, could be nullified because the parties have had difficulty meeting the financial obligations outlined in the joint-use contract.
The district entered an improvement agreement for the La Cañada High sports complex with the Arroyo United Foundation in June of 2003. Arroyo United installed a new artificial field and rubberized track in September of 2003, getting use of the facilities when they're unused by the district in return.
The LCHS Boosters joined both parties in a 14-year agreement in January of 2004. Both the Foundation and Boosters agreed to contribute a total of $120,000, which would go toward replacing the field in 2014 or 2015.
The school's field will need to be replaced within the next three to four years, said Mike Leininger, the district's assistant superintendent of facilities and operations. Black pellets from the artificial turf have begun appearing on the field's surface because the turf is being crushed down, Leininger said.