Framing it Up: Work at new Peake campus

A construction crew places beams Tuesday, April 18, at what will be an elementary school campus. | Joel Phelps/The Arkadelphian

Contractors appear to be wasting no time in building what will become the new Peake Elementary School campus on Pine Street in Arkadelphia.

On Tuesday, April 18, the Little Rock-based Nabholz was erecting the framework of the kindergarten wing, located on the west side of the campus along School Street. School district officials broke ground on the new K-4 campus in January.

The Arkadelphia Board of Education last year approved a $26.2 million budget to build the new campus.

The campus is expected to be complete in time for the fall semester of the 2024-25 school year. Once finished, the school district will have three campuses: Peake (K-4), Goza Middle School (5-8) and Arkadelphia High School (9-12).