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
|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
|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 www.sps.org/progress for regular updates on the work.