Excellence in education, a national concern in recent years, has been the goal of Springfield educators and the community for decades. We want the best education possible for the children of Springfield and know that can only occur by striving to meet high standards. It cannot become a reality without the help and support of the parents and patrons of this District. We hope this publication of policies, guidelines, and procedures helps you better understand the Springfield Public Schools and will result in getting you more involved in quality education. Both students and parents should study this handbook carefully and then work closely with advisory teachers, counselors, and administrators.