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Community Task Force on Facilities meets to review Progress as Promised

Task Force meeting

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, the Community Task Force on Facilities, comprised of Springfield teachers, parents, community leaders and citizens, met to discuss and review a number of SPS construction projects. This group of citizens helped determine the scope, scale and sites chosen for facility improvements funded by the approved April 2019 Proposition S bond initiative. 

“This time last year, we were writing the report of our recommendations for facility improvements,” said Bridget Dierks, co-chair of the Task Force. “We presented it to the board on Oct. 16 last year, so almost exactly a year ago. It’s really rewarding to see the work that’s been done so far, especially the secure entrances, which means that thousands of kids will be a little safer this school year, thanks to the bond issue.” 

During the meeting, SPS leaders conducted an informative presentation that shared construction project updates districtwide. View the presentation.  


Highlights of the presentation include:

  • Bond projects sequence and timeline
  • 17 secure entrances are currently under construction
  • Campus map and renderings of new Boyd Elementary 
  • Anticipated construction start dates for Williams Elementary, Jarrett Middle and Hillcrest High
  • Photos of completed secure entrances
  • Photos of demolition completed for new Delaware Elementary
  • Grounds and facility construction photos of the new Early Childhood Center
  • Parking lot and playground construction photos of the renovated and expanded Sunshine Elementary


Rich Dameron, Reed Academy teacher and member of the Task Force shared, “I’m still so thankful that Springfield voted #YesonS. So many exciting things are happening for our school district, and there’s more to come!”


For more information about Proposition S, Bond Projects and Progress as Promised, visit