My HS had a cinder track if anyone remembers those and it was a big deal to approve the rubberized asphalt type when cinders became scarce. I can't imagine running hurdles on a cinder track and landing on your knees. Ouch!!
Local school districts here(I'm sure, elsewhere) are fighting just to get typical maint. and basic needs passed via levies. Many times, locals simply refer to the economy and don't pass them or really bite the bullet and do, it's a real touchy subject. Now here is a H.S, in Allen, Tx. that seems to forgo all that and say, we got money and willing to pay for a new stadium on par with college level. NOw, I like to see in 20-30yrs. how their local citizens feel about supporting a crumbling stadium as costs to maintain it or the education system may fight for funds. -----Willy