Board of Supervisors approves improvements to Christiansburg High School

The county will give more than $2 million to the school board for upgrades.

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Improvements are coming to a local high school's athletic facility.

In a joint meeting with the school board Monday night, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to give more than $2 million to add artificial turf and an upgraded track to the Christiansburg High School football field. The money will help pay for the design of an artificial turf softball field and concessions and restrooms.

The school board is requesting nearly $4 million for additional improvements, including the construction of the softball field and baseball facilities and improvements to the concession stands and restrooms.

"I want to see that the folks in the Christiansburg strand see that both the school board and the board of supervisors are taking steps to upgrade those schools and bring them on par with other schools in our county," said Christopher Tuck, chair of the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors.

The county's long term goal is to add a new academic wing to the high school for an estimated $70 million.