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First group of bond projects is ready for bids

Springfield Public Schools has already begun the important work to deliver $168 million in facility improvements by the end of 2022. Two weeks after Springfield voters approved Proposition S, SPS has issued its first set of projects for bid.

“With more than 61 percent of voters approving these projects, our community gave a strong indication that this work is a priority,” said Dr. John Jungmann, superintendent of Springfield Public Schools. “Our goal is to complete these projects on budget and on time.”

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. Bond projects open for bid may be viewed here.

Construction of secure entrances will begin this summer and is expected to continue through May 2021.

Bid timeline for secure entrance projects 

Date Projects
April 12 Parkview, Central, Study
April 22 Pershing, Carver, Wilson's Creek, Phelps, Jarrett, Pipkin, Pleasant View & Reed
May 2 Bingham, Bissett, Robberson, Rountree, York, former Sherwood building
May 13 Pittman, Disney, Holland, Mann, McBride
May 23 McGregor, Shady Dell, Truman, Watkins, Wilder
June 3 Weller, Cowden, Field, Twain

Design work is also currently underway for construction of the new Southwest Early Childhood Center, construction of Delaware Elementary School, and renovation/expansion of Sunshine Elementary School. These three projects are scheduled to go out for bid this summer.

Timeline for remaining projects

Date Projects
June 2019 Design work begins for Boyd, Hillcrest and Jarrett projects
August 2019 Construction begins on Southwest Region Early Childhood Center
  Construction begins at Delaware; students relocate to former Sherwood building
  Construction begins at Sunshine
October 2019 Design work begins for Williams project
February 2020 Construction begins at Boyd
June 2020 Construction begins at Hillcrest
  Construction begins at Jarrett
  Construction begins at Williams
August 2020 New Delaware opens
  Southwest Region Early Childhood Center opens
  Williams students relocate to former Sherwood building
August 2021 New Boyd opens
August 2022 New Jarrett opens


To keep the Springfield community informed about the progress of these projects, SPS has created a dedicated web page where bond project information will be posted. Visit for regular updates on the work.