Paschal High School will dedicate its new turf athletic field on Thursday before freshman football games.
The dedication event will include a ribbon cutting and balloon launch, scheduled to go forward between the Freshman A and B games at about 7 p.m. Paschal's end zone features purple turf with white lettering.
A new field with synthetic turf at Arlington Heights High School is to be dedicated during homecoming festivities on Oct. 26.
The athletic field projects have been hailed as examples of "public-private partnerships" between the Fort Worth school district and athletic booster clubs. The school district is managing the project and fronted funding for the fields. The athletic booster clubs at both schools have signed agreements to repay $712,000 each within five years.
In a report to the Fort Worth school board on Tuesday, trustees were told that work to resurface tracks at both fields are scheduled to be substantially complete by mid- to late October.
Arlington Heights has repaid $100,000 so far and plans to repay $350,000 by Dec. 31. Paschal has made $200,000 in payments and plans to have at least half the debt paid by the end of the 2012-2013 school year.