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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:09 AM

'Proposition S' Would Bring New Era Of Widespread, Free Preschool And Update Decaying Buildings

On Tuesday, people living within the boundaries of the Springfield R-12 school district will be asked to vote on Proposition S, an 18-cent increase to the debt service levy that would fund 39 projects, including renovating and rebuilding several schools. Proposition S would also make entrances more secure and improve accessibility for people with disabilities.

The list of projects that would be funded was developed by a task force of 30 people across the district.

“And one of the needs was an equity issue from a facility standpoint," said Stephen Hall, chief communications officer for Springfield Public Schools.

“Just the quality of the facilities within our district. And the task force felt very strongly that Proposition S should address that, both from a quality learning environment standpoint, from a safety and security standpoint, and accessibility,” Hall said.

https://www.ksmu.org/post/proposition-s-would-bring-new-era-widespread-free-preschool-and-update-decaying-buildings

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:50 AM

1. We need to pass this

Springfield has numerous older school buildings, many of which are quite attractive aesthetically but need maintenance and updating. And, of course, kids need the best education possible.

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Sat Mar 30, 2019, 12:25 PM

2. FYI for those reading, this is in Springfield MO (not IL). I hope they pass. SW Missouri is not...

known for passing (or for that matter, lots of areas in MO) bonds to improve our schools. St. Louis had a dickens of a time passing theirs and finally did in 2016, first time in 25 years. Fortunately, one thing that's helping is that a lot of the older school buildings aren't just being left to rot (not used no longer, not enough kids enrolled) but instead, are being converted to lofts, condos, etc.

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