As summer ended and students stepped onto Roy Anderson field for the first time this year, they noticed and enjoyed the difference provided by the newly installed turf. The turf replacement, which cost nearly $600,000, generated the most community interest and conversation but was only one of many summer projects. Immediately after students left for vacation in June, the PSD maintenance crew began their busy season, with only 71 calendar days until the first day of school on August 30. On these pages are some of the ways the district used funds to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students in our community. According to Director of Maintenance Patrick Gillespie, all projects were on time and facilities were ready
for students when they arrived for the first day of school. Reviewing the busy summer, Gillespie reflected, “We had limited time to get everything ready for the start of school and everyone pulled together to complete many substantial projects. I’m very proud of the crew and their hard work.”
As the most utilized field in the Peninsula School District and a true community resource, the new turf on Roy Anderson Field will be used during the school day by numerous Peninsula and Gig Harbor High School football and soccer teams, bands, cheerleaders, dance teams, and physical education classes. When not in use by district sports, the turf field is highly sought after by the community sports such as football, soccer, rugby, and lacrosse.