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.