GREENBRIER — At the last Greenbrier School Board meeting, athletic director Stephen Wood gave quite a positive report on the new artificial turf project being installed at Don Jones Stadium.
"Although we have had some significant rainy days in July and August, the crew has been working hard since then and expects to have the field completed by about August 20," he said.
Members of those crews have even been working late in over 90 degree heat to get past the rainy days. Most of the turf is on the field. Just some cut-out of the colors for the major donors to get their names in place is about all that is needed at this time. Then the task of brushing in the rubberized pebbles is done with a huge sweeper.
The first football game on the new turf will be Sept. 18 when the Panthers play Heber Springs.
In other business, transfer requests to and from other school districts were discussed, and milk and bread bids were opened. Hiland Dairy was the low bidder for the milk contract and Interstate Bread Company. School is set to begin Aug. 19.
Brooks Jackson of Jackson Brown King Architects gave a progress report on the construction of the new middle school and made interim pay requests.
The Child Care Building now has windows delivered so it can be enclosed and the old Dean Martin School is totally gone and all the under-cutting work is now going on. They made a presentation on the new physical education building which will come after the new middle school is done.
July expenditures and revenue was reviewed showing a balance in the checking account of $6,629,513.49. Finally, the board went into closed session to discuss personnel changes.