Community Task Force on Facilities meets to review Progress as Promised
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 www.sps.org/progress