February 15, 2017
Dear Ark City School District Friends:
The Board of Education has given district administration permission to finalize a settlement contract with FieldTurf-the artificial playing surface at Bulldog Stadium. Due to problems with the original synthetic material, the company offered to replace the product – at no charge. (The current field is already 7 years old).
The Board gave this careful consideration, but opted for a newer product. This will cost more-but brings with it a new 8-year warranty for the new product. Since the field gets use by our high school programs, middle school and recreation commission programs, it seemed wise to assure a product that will last ….and performance guarantees.
Arkansas City has taken great pride in the facility-and this will assure the field is both modern and safe. We appreciate your patience as we worked to resolve the concern.
With Best Regards,
Ron E. Ballard
Superintendent of Schools