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Sunshine boundary changes finalized for 2020-2021 school year

On April 2, 2019, Springfield Public Schools' voters approved the funds to renovate and expand Sunshine Elementary and to build a new Delaware Elementary.  The approved plans required boundary changes to the current Portland, Sunshine, and Delaware elementary schools’ attendance areas to maintain optimal capacity levels.  These boundary changes go into effect for the 2020-2021 school year and will impact families that currently live within the Sunshine attendance area and families who attend Sunshine on a transfer.

Current Sunshine families, whose residence will be moved into the Delaware attendance area, will be notified through the US mail and by email during the week of Feb. 6, 2020.  Those families are invited to attend one of the two informational meetings scheduled to be held at Sunshine at the dates and times listed below.

Monday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m. or Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m.

Current Sunshine families moved to the Delaware attendance area will be eligible for free bus transportation to Delaware.

Students who currently attend Sunshine on a transfer will be notified through the US mail and by email during the week of Feb. 6, 2020.  Transfer students who would like to remain at Sunshine will need to submit a new transfer request to be considered for the 2020-2021 school year.  Transfer families who do not submit a new transfer request or whose transfer request is not approved must attend the school that serves the attendance area they live in. Transfer students are not eligible for transportation.

Families who would like to remain at Sunshine for the 2020-2021 school year should complete the transfer online request form available at www.sps.org/transfers as soon as possible. Contact Amy Patton at alpatton@spsmail.org or 417-523-0230 for questions about transfers.

Sunshine Boundary Change Overview

  • Current Portland attendance area will become part of the Sunshine attendance area.  
  • A portion of the current Sunshine attendance area will become part of the Delaware attendance area.
  • A portion of the Westport Elementary attendance area will become part of the Sunshine attendance area.  No current Westport students will be impacted by this change.

Learn more here.