• Proposition S

Proposition S - Safer Students. Stronger Schools.

  • Bond projectOn April 4, 2023, 77.67% of Springfield voters approved a request to issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $220 million to fund critical school improvements prioritized by a citizen task force that will impact every school in the district. This no-tax rate increase to the debt service levy will fund multiple high-priority projects that include safety and security upgrades at all school facilities, new construction for Pipkin and Reed middle schools, renovation of Pershing School, and construction of storm shelters at Cowden, Holland, Mann, Pittman, Watkins, and Wilder elementaries.  

     

Projects

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    PROJECT PROJECT DETAILS ESTIMATED COST
    Safety & Security Upgrades at All Schools Protective glass film for ground-floor windows at all schools. Security cameras and door and roof sensors / alarms added based on identified needs. $6,969,000
    Pipkin Middle School New Construction $53,080,000
    Reed Academy New Construction   $59,480,000
    Pershing School Renovation/Reconstruction $50,420,000
    Cowden Elementary Storm Shelter Gymnasium*  $5,105,000
    Holland Elementary Storm Shelter Gymnasium*  $5,105,000
    Mann Elementary Storm Shelter Gymnasium*  $4,950,000
    Pittman Elementary Storm Shelter Gymnasium*  $5,105,000
    Watkins Elementary Storm Shelter Gymnasium*  $5,105,000
    Wilder Elementary Storm Shelter Gymnasium*  $4,950,000
    Cost Variance Allocations for cost variance will be invested to offset inflation of construction, labor, and/or materials & to fund priority Phase 3 projects, if possible. $19,731,000
    TOTAL BOND PROPOSAL $220,000,000

     *Storm shelter gymnasiums are built to withstand tornadoes and will help protect students and staff during the school day. The full-size gymnasiums will also provide greater flexibility for PE, music classes and special events, since the cafeteria will no longer serve as a multi-purpose space.

News Updates

  • Cowden, Mann receive playground unit and more

    June 25, 2024

    During its regular session, the Board of Education received the following:


    Cowden, Mann receive playground unit and more

    June 11, 2024

    During its study session, the Board of Education received the following:


    Boyd Elementary furniture purchase, Pipkin A&E and more

    April 23, 2024

    During its regular meeting, the Board of Education received the following:


    Watkins Storm Shelter, Wilder Addition Change Orders and more

    March 26, 2024

    During its combined meeting, the Board of Education received the following:


    Construction Bid for Reed, Quarterly Bond Update

    February 27, 2024

    During its regular meeting, the Board of Education received the following:


    Storm Shelter  Construction Bids for Cowden and Holland and Change Orders/Agreements for Mann, Pittman, Reed, Watkins, and Wilder

    February 13, 2024

    During its study session, the Board of Education received the following:


    Special Inspections & Material Testing for Cowden, Holland, and Reed in addition to Testing and Balancing for Holland

    January 16, 2024

    During its combined meeting, the Board of Education received the following:


    Sanitary Sewer Easement for Mann and Change Orders/Agreements for Mann, Pittman, Reed, Watkins and Wilder

    December 19, 2023

    During its combined meeting, the Board of Education received the following:

     


    Change orders/agreements for Mann, Reed, and Wilder

    November 28, 2023

    During its regular meeting, the Board of Education received the following:

     


    Sewer Easement for Reed and Change orders/agreements for Cowden, Holland, Mann, Reed, Wilder and security sites

    October 24, 2023

    During its combined meeting, the Board of Education received the following:

     


    Change orders/agreements for Mann, Pittman, Reed, Watkins, and Wilder

    September 26, 2023

    During its regular meeting, the Board of Education received the following:

     


    Change orders/agreements for Cowden, Holland, Mann, Pittman, Reed, Watkins, Wilder, and other sites

    September 12, 2023

    During its study session, the Board of Education received the following:

     


    Change orders/agreements for Pipkin, Reed, and other sites

    August 22, 2023

    During its combined meeting, the Board of Education received the following:


     

    Change orders/agreements for Cowden, Holland, Mann, Pittman, Watkins, Wilder, and five high schools

    June 27, 2023

    During its regular meeting, the Board of Education received the following:


     2023 Prop S Timeline & Projects

    April 11, 2023

    During its study session, the Board of Education received the following:

     

  • Prop S Information Brochure



Bond Overview

Pipkin Middle School Project

Safety & Security Upgrades

Reed Academy Project

Pershing School Project

Storm Shelter Gymnasiums