Springfield Public Schools

Claire Kidwell

Voters will decide a bond issue for Springfield Public Schools on April 2.  If Proposition S passes, one of the projects will be to move Boyd Elementary to a new site.  The school district says it has secured an additional 1.68 acres in the Midtown neighborhood to locate the school.


The Springfield Public Schools Board of Education has extended superintendent, Dr. John Jungmann’s, contract through the 2021-2022 school year.  The decision was made after board members completed the annual performance review of the superintendent.  It’s the fifth contract extension for Jungmann since he began working for SPS in July, 2014.

The board cited several examples of success during his time at the helm of the district including early childhood expansion, collaboration with other school districts and engagement of citizens through the Community Task Force on Facilities.

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Friends of SPS, a new advocacy group, launched this week.  That’s a group of people trying to improve Springfield Public Schools, and their first major effort will be to support “Proposition S” on the April 2nd ballot.

Proposition S is a proposed 18-cent increase to the debt service levy to fund 39 projects. These projects were recommended by a Community Task Force on Facilities last fall.

Projects include renovation, reconstruction, and new Pre-K facilities throughout the district.


A bond issue for Springfield Public Schools will be on the April 2 ballot.  The Springfield Board of Education Tuesday night voted unanimously to put the $168 million bond proposal before voters.

It would fund 39 high-priority projects, including secure entrances at 31 schools, a new southwest region early childhood center, renovations at Sunshine and Williams Elementary Schools and Hillcrest High School and new buildings for Jarrett, Boyd and Delaware Schools.  Storm shelter gymnasiums would be included in many of the projects. 

Talking with SPS about Engaging Youth in Civics

Nov 19, 2018
Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

This week on Making Democracy Work, host Lisa Langley speaks with Dr. Hope Gallamore, secondary literacy coordinator with Springfield Public Schools. Today’s discussion explores civics education requirement at SPS and how these compare with overall state requirements.