A new football scoreboard display and sound system at North Scott High School in Eldridge is similar to one seen in Kinnick Stadium, home of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes.
Superintendent Joe Stutting said the new system, approved Monday unanimously by the North Scott School Board, can be used by students as training for post-high-school careers and activities.
The cost is estimated at $250,000, with $100,000 of the total coming from the school district's Legacy Campaign.
The current system is outdated and the former sound system is a problem, Stutting said, "to anyone who's attended a game this year."
"That last game, we had to rent a sound system," the he said. In a related action, the board also agreed to spend $216,459.55 for a lighting project on the football field. The contractor is Rock River Electric Inc., Colona.