Sunshine Elementary - Progress as Promised

  • In April 2019, Springfield voters approved Proposition S which enables Springfield Public Schools to make facility improvements to a number of schools, including renovating and expanding Sunshine Elementary School. SPS investing $13.89 million into Sunshine Elementary will:

    • Address accessibility and security challenges.
    • Add a safe room gymnasium.
    • Allow up to 350 to be served at the Sunshine site.



  • The estimated timeline for construction is to begin August 2019 with completion expected by August 2020.

    • The new construction for the expansion of Sunshine Elementary will occur while students are onsite in the current building. 
    • Renovation of the current Sunshine facility will be scheduled during student breaks (spring, winter, and summer breaks) to minimize disruption to learning. 



  • Information concerning impact to pick-up and drop-off procedures, due to the construction, will be shared before the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.

    The Sunshine attendance boundary will be adjusted, upon completion of construction, resulting in:

    • Moving entire Portland Elementary population to Sunshine location (effective 2020-2021 school year).
    • Moving 80-100 current Sunshine students to the new Delaware facility (effective 2020-2021 school year.