Dr. John Jungmann

Theresa Bettmann

Springfield Public Schools go back in session August 15, and SPS Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann said the focus this year will be “One Team, One Dream.”  The idea is for the entire community to be involved in making sure kids get a quality education.  Part of that, he said, is looking at what kinds of facilities students need to be able to learn "and what kind of safety environments and equitable access to accessibility and those things need to take place," Jungmann said.

Springfield Public Schools

The Springfield Public Schools Board of Education has extended Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann's contract through the 2020-2021 school year. The vote January 23 to extend the contract came after Jungmann's annual performance evaluation.

SPS

Following the Board of Education’s vote to fire Missouri Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven, Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann called Friday “A Sad Day for Education.”

Virgil Hill
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While it appears the measure won the popular vote, Proposition SPS did not pass after failing to receive the required four-sevenths majority Tuesday.

Springfield Public Schools was seeking approval of a $189 million bond to move forward with phase 1 of its Facility Master Plan. But needing 57.1 percent to pass, the measure fell more than 6 points short. With 97 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, only 50.99 percent of voters had said “yes” to the proposal.

Peter Batemon

This week on Making Democracy Work host Debbie Good speaks with Dr. John Jungmann, Superintendent of Springfield Public Schools, and Fred Ellison, Deputy Treasurer and Co-Founder of Save R-12 School Committee.

Listen in as Debbie speaks with both sides of this upcoming bond issue to get a comprehensive look at the issue. Both sides give their view on the bond issue to help inform voters for the upcoming election on April 4th.

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