"I would love the class of 2013 to graduate on the field and I would love the class of 2014 to play on the field," said Earl, who also mentioned other possible projects that include Hoover's wish to restore its weight room and repair pipes underneath the cafeteria that affect the gymnasium's cooling system.
Glendale has a list of needs that might be long overdue for fixing, as well.
"Nothing has really been done to the athletics, meaning gym, the [baseball and softball] fields, locker room," said Glendale Principal Deb Rinder, who graduated with Walters from Glendale High in 1982, when the duo helped the Nitros win softball and basketball league championships. "Those areas have not been touched. I would hope, from an athletic standpoint, Measure S would assist with that."
Rinder said Glendale might have its gymnasium floor refurbished this summer. In the long run, she's looking for Glendale to improve its baseball and softball fields, and its boys' and girls' locker rooms, in addition to expanding its pool to meet postseason standards for water polo. Playoff matches require that the distance from goal line to goal line should be 75 feet, the width should be no less than 45 feet and no more than 66 feet and the depth should be at least 6 ½ feet.