The District plans to add permanent lighting to the synthetic track/field at El Dorado HS. The proposed lighting would consist of four pre-cast concrete bases with four galvanized steel poles 80 feet tall, with light emitting diode (LED) luminaires mounted at 16 feet and 80 feet. The El Dorado HS track/field would be used for sporting events and band practice. The proposed maximum field illumination level would be approximately 32 fc.
The installation of the permanent lighting would enable students to extend use of the track/field for El Dorado HS student use and community use, particularly in the winter months. Currently, students are transported to other schools for practice due to a lack of access, especially during the winter months. The El Dorado HS band would remain on the Campus in the fall and use the synthetic field until 9:00 p.m. The El Dorado HS football team would use the field until 9:00 p.m., and the out of season sports would use the field until 9:00 p.m. instead of going off campus. Band practice during the summer (i.e., June and July) would be provided in the evening to avoid conflicts with athletic activities. As with the existing conditions, the newly lit existing synthetic track/field would be available for use by approved community groups after school hours up to 9:00 p.m. when the field is not in use by El Dorado HS students and during weekends, as provided by the District’s use policy.