Citizen Kay Bush has made on offer to contribute $5,000 per year for a 20-year period to name the new softball complex, currently under construction at Glasgow High School, Rigdon-Kiser Field at Bush Stadium. This was discussed at the Glasgow School Board last night.
Based on the actions taken at the Glasgow Independent School Board Meeting, it would appear that the board is taking the necessary actions to move forward with the initial monetary offer to have the new on-campus softball stadium to be given naming rights. The board would still need to negotiate the terms of the contract. The offer, totaling $100,000, was read by protempore chairman Mary Burchett Bower.
Bower acted as chairperson because the official chair of the board is Dr. Amelia Rigdon-Kiser. Kay Bush gave the monetary suggestion.
As reported on WCLU on July 25, 2018, what you’re about to hear is audio taken from a meeting of the Glasgow Independent School board. The first voice you’ll hear is Kiser. The other voice you’ll hear is private citizen and former Glasgow High School athlete Kay Bush. Both individuals were vocal in their support of building a new softball field.
Their names are now being considered to be honored in the way of naming rights to the facility.
At that meeting in July, the board voted in favor of putting money towards either a new stadium or possibly an existing municipal park. Ultimately, the board chose to build a new facility on campus.
Last night, the board voted in favor of entertaining the offer but also specifying the terms in which both the gift would be received, and the naming rights would be given at a future meeting of the school board.
Kiser did not participate in any discussions on the matter.
Dr. Chad Muhlenkamp reported that the new softball complex, after legitimate rain delays, would reach substantial completion by April 22, 2019. Rain is still a delaying possibility moving forward, according to Muhlenkamp.
In other items of news, Glasgow High School Principal Dr. Amy Allen announced that the school has received a 21st Century Grant of $650,000 per year for the next five years. Allen told the school board it’s not often that high schools receive these type of grants.