March 12, 2020
Health update: Proactive measures and planning are current focus.
News about coronavirus has understandably prompted questions about how it may impact Springfield Public Schools. We are taking a number of  proactive measures , however, as a precaution. Read more about what SPS is doing to prepare and tips to help your family stay healthy.
Make sure you are counted
For every adult and every child that is not counted in the 2020 census, our state will lose $13,000, over the next 10 years, in federal dollars. Those are funds that we won’t get for our roads and bridges, hospitals, and schools.
Board approves contract for commissioning service
During its Study Session March 10, the Board of Education approved contracts to begin commissioning service work with two vendors. Commissioning agents are third-party inspectors who ensure that the design, installation and functionality of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems are integrated and optimized in major renovation and new construction projects. Agents will inspect all major Proposition S construction projects once complete.
Nominations open for Linda Luke Librarian of the Year
The Linda Luke Librarian of the Year award was established in 1997 by Dr. Robert Luke in memory of his wife. Linda Luke served as librarian and teacher at Hickory Hills and Disney Elementary for nearly 10 years.
New Pershing principal named for 2020-2021 school year

Dr. Jason Steingraber will serve as the next principal of Pershing K-8, effective July 1. Dr. Steingraber currently principal at Wilder Elementary.
WOLF helps students become future conservationists
WOLF teachers Lauren Baer and Courtney Reece collaborate with dozens of expert conservationists, biologists, marine biologists, animal handlers and more to bring a focus of conservation to their students.
All-City Art Show celebrates student work, achievement
Each spring, the All-School Exhibition celebrates the extraordinary vision of our community's children and teens. The art show is going on now through April 26.
KHS students qualifies for Robotics World Championship
For the first time since the robotic program began at Springfield Public Schools, one of the three Springfield Robotics teams is eligible for the World Championships.
Williams students experience Cultural Kaleidoscope: Ukraine
More than 300 Williams Elementary students participated in The Cultural Kaleidoscope: Ukrainian Kaleidoscope. Ukrainian Sergei Shapoval led the educational performance, showcasing the many elements of Ukraine's culture through music, dance and rich traditions on display.
Study senior shares stage with Missouri's First Lady
Study Alternative Center senior Kylie Hunley represented Jobs for America's Graduates, Study High School and SPS at the 2020 Southwest Missouri Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
Meet Franz Nguyen, IT support specialist
Q: “At Springfield Public Schools, you’re known for being kind. Why did you want to join Team SPS?”

A: “I am originally from Boston working as an IT Support Specialist in their public schools. I moved to Springfield almost 11 years ago and have been working for SPS IT department ever since. I joined the SPS team because of the system’s reputation. The system’s focus and vision aligns with my own. I am passionate about being able to help others. I have enjoyed my past IT work with teachers, staff and students, so it makes sense to join a public school system that is known for its leadership, to be innovative, and to be visionary. It’s a privilege knowing I am supporting Missouri’s largest school district.”
Follow the progress on bond projects
As progress on the 2019 bond projects continues, stay up to date by clicking the button below.
Protecting confidential information
Protect is SPS' approach to providing information security resources to the community. We will provide regular updates about efforts to protect critical and confidential information, as well as demonstrate examples of best practices you can adopt to protect your personal information at home.