How much does it cost to light up Perkins' football stadium?
Perkins School treasurer Lisa Crescimano provided the following answer:
This question probably arises due to the stadium field lights being on last week. On Wednesday evening, (Aug. 14) the stadium field lights were turned on for two purposes:
1. The district needs to have a few hours burn on the lights prior to the start of (the) season due to an extended period of inactivity since last November.
2. Also on Wednesday, the stadium cleanup and bleacher power washer ran until 12:30 a.m. The district used volunteers to clean the stadium. The late hour was due to volunteers having day jobs, and we did it in the evening to utilize volunteers, saving the district considerable (amounts of) money and ran the required four-hour burn prior to the season.
All other lights are on timers and run for security purposes (such as for) parking lot lights. We do have the spotlight shining on the U.S. flag, which stays on the entire night.
Our lighting charges at the stadium average $314.85 per month.
As for having games during the day on Saturday, the schedule is designated by the Ohio High School Athletic Association after input from all the schools in the Sandusky Bay Conference and the availability of officials and referees.