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BOE may OK schools' stadium improvements

LAWRENCEVILLE - Improvements will be made to the stadiums at Mill Creek and Peachtree Ridge high schools if the Gwinnett County Board of Education approves loans for the two Thursday.

Mill Creek High would receive a loan for $1 million to build visitor's seating, softball and baseball dugouts, concession stands and a softball/baseball hitting facility. Peachtree Ridge will receive a loan for $742,636 for practice field lights, a softball/baseball press box and concession stands.

If the board approves the loans, which appear on the consent agenda, both schools will be responsible for paying back the money over a 12-year period, according to Gwinnett County Public Schools documents. The additions will be paid for out of local school funds.

- From staff reports

What: Gwinnett County Public Schools board meeting

When: Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for the open forum; 7 p.m. for the regular meeting

Where: Gwinnett Schools Lawrenceville East building

723 Hi-Hope Road, Lawrenceville