Proposition S - Safer Students. Stronger Schools.
On April 2, 2019 Springfield Public Schools asked the community to vote on Proposition S, an 18-cent increase to the debt-service levy to fund 39 high-priority projects identified by the Community Task Force on Facilities. The proposed projects included renovations or reconstruction for 6 schools, creating safer entrances at 31 schools, plus adding classroom space to expand preschool services in northwest and southwest Springfield. Proposition S addressed key issues including safety, accessibility and quality. The voters approved Proposition S with 61.22% yes votes.
SITE/PROJECTS SCOPE COST Hillcrest High School Partial Renovation $24,750,000 Jarrett Middle School Reconstruction $41,540,000 Boyd Elementary School Reconstruction $20,340,000 Delaware Elementary School Reconstruction $23,780,000 Sunshine Elementary School Renovation $13,890,000 Williams Elementary School Renovation $14,320,000 Early Childhood Mini-Hub Addition (Williams) $3,650,000 SW Early Childhood Center New $12,690,000 Secure Entrances$7,800,000 High Schools Central Parkview K-8 Schools Pleasant View Pershing Middle Schools Carver Jarrett (current site) Pipkin Reed Elementary Schools Bingham Bissett Cowden Disney Field Holland Mann McBride McGregor Pittman Robberson Rountree Truman Twain Watkins Weller Wilder York Intermediate School Wilson's Creek Additional Sites Phelps Shady Dell Sherwood (former site) Study Inflation 2019-2022 $4,973,136 TOTAL BOND PROPOSAL $167,733,136