PCSSD School Board signs off on improvements at Maumelle High School

The football stadium at Maumelle High School. (Baldwin & Shell photo)

The Pulaski County Special School District School Board met on Tuesday night and approved two improvements to the campus of Maumelle High School.

The first is a replacement of the decade-old artificial turf at the school’s football stadium. Yes, the turf is a decade old as the first game played there was in October 2011 when the Hornets defeated Nashville.

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Alicia Wilmoth, who represents Maumelle on the School Board, said the “football turf funding passed and will be installed before the 2021-22 school year.” So before the start of this season.

The other item was approval of a study for a track and field facility at the school. The construction of the stands at the stadium do not allow for the track to be placed there and Wilmoth said it could be “placed adjacent” to the stadium but “the approval [Tuesday] night was to proceed with getting a design of the project and to determine the scope of work and costs.”

Both projects were approved unanimously by the School Board.