Springfield district to seek $71.5 million for construction

Thursday, August 28, 2014

After a failed attempt last year, the Springfield School District will again ask voters in November to approve a bond measure to ­replace a middle school and make other improvements.

The five-member school board Monday night unanimously approved a $71.5 million bond ­measure request that would ­replace Hamlin Middle School, upgrade technology at all schools, and make classroom additions to ­offer full-day kindergarten.

“I am so torn about putting this on November’s ballot because it’s such a short time frame,” board member Laurie Adams said. “But it is so critical to the district and so important for the kids.”

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