Artificial Turf Infield to be Installed at Russell High School Baseball Field


Written By: David Elliott
Published Date: 09-13-2022

The Russell High School baseball field at the Shaffer Sports Complex will soon feature an artificial turf infield.

The Russell County USD 407 Board of Education voted six-to-one Monday to accept a bid from Mid-America Sports Construction of Lee’s Summit, Missouri to install synthetic turf in the infield of the RHS baseball field. The outfield will remain natural grass.

The total project price tag is $573,482. The project is contingent upon receiving a minimum of $300,000 in private donations.

USD 407 Interim Superintendent Clark Coco…

Coco said this project will make the baseball field more of a multipurpose facility.

Board Vice President Dr. Joyce Ellis cast the lone opposing vote.

No official timetable has been set, but the idea is to have the project completed during the fall and winter and have the field ready for the spring season.

Also Monday, the Board voted to install privacy fencing around the new air conditioning units in front of Simpson Elementary School.

The Board also approved the purchase of new iPad cases for recently purchased iPads.

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