Save the Date

Please join us Wednesday November 3, 2021, at 10am via Zoom

The PTA has a successful history in advocating for children locally, statewide, and nationally and we look forward to discussing current issues affecting our children.

Our purpose for hosting this event is to provide the opportunity to increase our members’ understanding of the democratic process and the issues affecting children and schools. All state elected officials representing constituents living in the Springfield Public Schools district are being invited and given an equal opportunity to participate in this event.

This will be a question-and-answer forum, not a debate.  Each panelist will be given equal time to give a brief introduction and a response to each question posed by a moderator.  We will take additional questions from the audience if time permits. 

SPS Bond Update

From the Ground Up: York Elementary School

2100 W. Nichols St.

BY: BRAYDEN ASH, EDITORIAL INTERNPosted online October 11, 2021 | 11:28 am Springfield Business Journal

Owner/developer: Springfield Public Schools
General contractor: R.E. Smith Construction Co.
Architects: Paragon Architecture LLC and Sapp Design Associates Architects PC
Engineers: Toth and Associates Inc., civil and structural; Interpres Building Solutions LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing; Palmerton & Parrish Inc., geotechnical
Size: 54,000 square feet
Estimated cost: $21 million
Lender: None
Estimated completion: October 2022
Project description: Springfield Public Schools broke ground over the summer on the new York Elementary School. The project will enable the school to serve 300 students, said SPS spokesperson Teresa Bledsoe. The project timeline was moved up due to lower-than-expected costs on multiple projects funded by the $168 million Proposition S bond. Notable features of the new school, including a dedicated cafeteria, music instructional space, a community room and a safe room/gymnasium, are focused on improving security and accessibility, Bledsoe said. Students who live in the York attendance area are receiving free bus transportation to a temporary school building.