Safety concerns about new synthetic turf on a San Jose elementary school playing field could mean at least one local campus will keep real grass.

The San Jose Unified School District board delayed a decision on Dec. 11 about installing turf at Trace Elementary School — the most recent campus targeted for the artificial turf — after many Rose Garden neighborhood parents from Trace said they wanted to keep ordinary grass on the field. The trustees said they would review information about the turf and revisit it at their Jan. 22 meeting.

“I’m totally relieved that they tabled it,” said Vanessa Reyes, president of the Parent Teacher Organization at Trace.


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