NORFOLK, Neb. -- Norfolk Public School is looking for the best course of action on how to handle its junior high track.  

On Monday, the Board of Education approved a motion to hire an engineer to develop specs and bid documents for the track.

When hired, the engineer will survey the track's condition and advise the school on what action should be taken.

According to the board, the track is becoming unsafe. This is due to the number of cracks, which are getting beyond basic repairs and are beginning to pose potential safety issues. One crack, as pictured above is as wide as a car key, just one of many areas in need of repairs.  

Superintendent Dr. Jamie Jo Thompson said any potential renovation or extensive repairs would not be completed before track season. Therefore, temporary repairs would need to be made, before moving on to a more permanent solution following the season's conclusion.