Proposition S

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Prop S is a yes! Citizens of Springfield, Missouri voted on Proposition S on April 2, 2019. 600 people had voted at Sunset Church of Christ by 2 p.m. The proposition will work to provide safer and better-designed schools, but it will also affect taxpayers. It will raise real estate taxes by $34.20 a year. The Springfield Public School District will invest $167,733,136 in 39 “high priority projects” including renovations and improvements within the district.

Some features that will be added to the schools are storm shelters, vestibules, and they will be adding space to classrooms to better enhance early childhood learning.

I asked Jennifer, an SPS parent, how she felt the proposal would better help the community. She said, “The kids will feel safe at school, and the storm shelters could benefit the community.” The renovations will happen over an estimated time period of 3 years.

Here are some of the schools that will have renovations and reconstruction done: Hillcrest High School, Jarrett Middle school, Boyd Elementary School, Delaware Elementary School, Sunshine Elementary School, and Williams Elementary. An early childhood mini-hub will be added onto Williams. In addition, a new early childhood center will be built.

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