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Jennie Jaynes Stadium declared ‘surplus’ by District 200

August 8, 2013

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The Jennie Jaynes Stadium property was declared surplus Wednesday night, clearing the way for it to be sold as a precursor to building a new multipurpose facility behind Smith-Cotton High School.

The Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education voted unanimously on the motion during a special meeting at the high school. Affected are the stadium and adjoining practice fields.

Superintendent Brad Pollitt said the move does not mean the property will be put up for auction; the district is waiting for the Sedalia City Council to approve allowing the city Parks and Recreation Department to purchase the complex for $1 million. Pollitt said construction of a new facility at the high school – which will carry the Jennie Jaynes name in some capacity – will not begin until the current stadium complex is sold.

The parks department may build a community center on the stadium property.

The new Jennie Jaynes facility, which will cost between $6.3 million and $7 million, will be paid for with private donations and Fund 4 Capital Projects funds; a new tax levy will not be needed. It will include a synthetic turf football field, all-weather track, concessions building, fieldhouse and practice fields. Submitted by Sedalia School District 200. Photo by Randy Kirby.

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