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Statement From Fr. Robert J. Pecoraro, S.J. Regarding Waiver Withdrawal

July 09, 2020
By Office of Communications

The Cheverus soccer and football game fields have a severe infestation of sod webworm. The damage from the sod webworm can create unsafe turf conditions for our student-athletes. 

We simultaneously explored different avenues for treatment of this infestation, which included the submission of a waiver application to the city of Portland for a one-time, time-sensitive use of a synthetic treatment. 

Ultimately, we made the decision to not use a synthetic treatment program for the sod webworm infestation and withdrew our appeal. As a Jesuit high school, we are committed to the safety of our students and accompanying young men and women in the creation of a hope-filled world, as well as to care for our common home.