PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. -- The Pulaski County Special School District is thankful to those citizens who voted in the annual school election this year. PCSSD is pleased to hear that voters approved the restructuring of bonds with 64.16% approval.
The annual renewal of the District’s 40.7 mill school tax and restructuring of its three existing bonds are important areas of focus for the continued efforts of equity and excellence in PCSSD.
“PCSSD is grateful for the voters who showed up today and who showed up last week to vote in the annual school election,” said Dr. Charles McNulty, superintendent of the school district. “Thanks to your approval of this ballot initiative, we can now move forward on our master plans to make improvements across the District. This is a major win for our students, staff and stakeholders.”
The master plan includes the following improvement projects:
- Mills University Studies High School: multi-purpose facility; $15 million
- Robinson High School: expansion to increase enrollment to 1,500 students; $35 million
- Maumelle High School: indoor practice facility, softball field, and baseball field; $11 million
- Sylvan Hills High School: band room; $1 million
- Baker Elementary School: expansion to increase enrollment to 700 students; $5 million
- Harris Elementary School: modifications and facility improvements; $3 million
- College Station Elementary School: modifications and facility improvements; $3 million
- District lighting upgrades: interior and exterior lights will be upgraded to LED lighting across the District which will save approximately 33% on electricity costs annually for the District; $2 million
- New Northwest Transportation Pound: $4 million
- District Integration: if additional funds are available upon completion of all other projects, new integration software to align fire safety, access control and cameras all in one will be installed; $1 million