Springfield school board considers options for $300 million-plus facilities overhaul

After months of scrutinizing Springfield school buildings, a national firm has come up with two options for how to address the most pressing facility needs.

One would replace small, aging neighborhood schools with new, larger buildings. The other places a handful of elementary and middle schools on the same campuses.

The price tag for either option exceeds $300 million over a decade or more.

Springfield voters would have to approve record-setting bond issues, likely phased in over the 10 to 12 years, for either of the proposed plans to proceed.

Board member Tim Rosenbury said he believes the options presented Tuesday will go a long way to addressing many of the facility problems in the district.

Read more: Springfield News-Leader

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