Delaware - 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 building a new Delaware Elementary School. SPS will invest $23.78 million to build this new school, which will serve 350 students. New construction will:
- Address accessibility and security challenges
- Provide a safe room gymnasium
- Serve up to 350 K-5 students
Relocation of Students
When school begins Aug. 13, 2019, Delaware students will temporarily relocate, during construction, to the former Sherwood Elementary School, 1813 S. Scenic Ave. Free bus transportation will be provided for all Delaware students who currently live in the Delaware attendance area to the former Sherwood site. Individuals attending Delaware on a transfer should contact the school office to find out more about transportation options.
On Aug. 26, 2019, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to celebrate the beginning of construction on the new Delaware Elementary.
Start and dismissal times will remain the same while students are temporarily relocated to former Sherwood site.
During the summer, individuals living within the Delaware attendance area will receive a postcard with pick-up/drop-off information.
An open house will be scheduled during the first week of August to allow parents to become familiar with the facility and to learn more about construction of the new building.
Staff at the current Delaware facility will temporarily relocate to the former Sherwood site with students.
When construction is complete, the Delaware boundary will shift to accommodate 80-100 students who currently attend Sunshine Elementary.
News and Information
Delaware attendance area expands to include part of the current Holland and Sunshine attendance areas
Feb. 6, 2020
Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, the Delaware attendance area will expand. Learn more here.
Multiple change orders and purchase approved
Feb. 4, 2020
The Board of Education approved change orders for installation of fire alarm annunciator and all-call microphone, wool insulation, wheels for bleachers. The purchase of audiovisual equipment was also approved.
Change order for storm shelter and paint
Jan. 21, 2020
The Board of Education approved change orders for ICC500 storm shelter louver due to electrical needs and interior paint specs.
Change order for mounting of basketball goals
Nov. 19, 2019
The Board of Education approved a change order to switch from wall mounted basketball goals to ceiling/side mounted basketball goals.
Materials testing and special inspections approved
Aug. 20, 2019
Construction contractor approved for Delaware
Aug. 14, 2019
During a special meeting Aug. 14, the Board of Education awarded a $15.4 million contract to Crossland Construction Co. for the construction of the new Delaware Elementary School. This contract brings the total construction cost for this project to $15.9 million. Cost for demolition and abatement work in the amount of $533,463 had been approved previously.
Approval for work for Delaware project
June 25, 2019
During its monthly regular meeting, the Board of Education approved the following: