SPS leaders, community members break ground on new
York Elementary School
York Elementary School will be rebuilt to serve its northwest neighborhood

In April 2019, Springfield voters approved Proposition S which enables Springfield Public Schools to make facility improvements to a number of schools. Due to lower than expected cost on multiple projects, an estimated $20.96 million is available to build a new York Elementary. York was identified by the Community Task Force on Facilities as "next in line" for improvements. On Aug. 18, 2020, the Board of Education approved to move forward with the project. York staff, students, parents and community members gathered July 21 to celebrate breaking ground on the project.
SPS to hold hiring events in preparation for upcoming school year
SPS will host a series of hiring events through July and August in preparation for the 2021-2022 school year.
The in-person hiring events will provide an opportunity for the community to join #TeamSPS in supporting students and staff in 2021 and beyond.
Register now to take the ACT this school year
SPS encourages all juniors and seniors to take the ACT as a way to determine a student's best next steps for life after high school.
In-person interviews held daily at SPS Transportation

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New school start and end times announced for 2021-2022 school year

Springfield Public Schools confirmed new start and end times for the 2021-2022 school year on Friday while announcing a major expansion of before- and after-school support services for students, known as SHINE. 
"I ask them all the time how they're doing and help give them a safe place to feel and be, while they're in our classroom."
Stephanie Kennedy
Fifth-grade teacher
Field Elementary School
"I truly love what I do and it’s all because of the kids. I love and care about them and they know it. One thing I make sure we do every single day in the classroom is have a class meeting. This is an opportunity for my kids to give shout outs to each other or people in their lives. It’s a safe place to talk and share things with each other. I think just making connections with my students from the very beginning, making it a point to get to know them is so very important to me. I ask them all the time how they’re doing and help give them a safe place to feel and be, while they’re in our classroom. I also think it’s important to have fun with the kids and laugh together! They have to know that you care about them and that you’re on their team."
Wellness Tip

COVID-19 vaccines are now available and free in Missouri for anyone 12 years old or older. 
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