2019 Bond Project Progress
On April 2, 2019, 61.22% of Springfield Public Schools' voters approved an 18-cent increase to the debt-service levy to fund 39 high-priority projects. The projects include renovations, expansion, and/or new construction for six schools and the creation of safer entrances at 31 schools. Space to add early childhood classrooms was created at three locations. The $167.73 million bond addresses safety, accessibility and quality issues.
Board asked to approve the resolution authorizing sale of bonds
May 8, 2019
Representatives with George K. Baum and Company, the District's Bond Underwriter service provider, provided information regarding the sale of the bonds approved by patrons on April 2, 2019. The Board approved the resolution authorizing the offering.
First Group of Bond Projects Ready for Bids
April 23, 2019
The first work to get underway will be creating secure entrances at 31 schools. The secure entrance projects are divided into six different bid packages. The first bid package was released on April 12 and the remaining five will be released for bid every 10 days. Bid openings will be scheduled for 30 days after the date each package goes out for bid.
Board Receives First Update on 2019 Projects
April 23, 2019
During its regular monthly meeting, the Board of Education received an update on the 2019 bond projects including a review of facility planning, process and timeline, and next steps.