SPCS Elementary Schools Bond 2020

Dear Springfield Platteview Community,

On February 10, the Springfield Platteview Community Schools Board members voted 6–0 to place a bond issue on the upcoming general election ballot on May 12, 2020.

The $28.5 million bond would help to replace the existing 56-year-old Springfield Elementary School building with a brand new school and complete improvements to Westmont Elementary School, with no increase to the overall tax levy. The district is able to do this under the current funding system for school districts in Nebraska. *

This bond issue is very important to Springfield Platteview Community Schools and will focus on the following:

  • Safety and security
  • Adequate learning space
  • Reliable infrastructure
  • Expected growth

In the next few months, we will be sharing information and facts about the bond through our district website, newsletters, social media, and community events. It is my hope that this communication will help you understand why the bond issue is so important to Springfield Platteview Community Schools.

For more information about the bond issue, myself, board members, architects, and others will be at each school for questions on February 26 and 27 during parent-teacher conferences. We will also be holding a community meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. at the Springfield Memorial Library.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Springfield Platteview Community Schools.

Regards,

Brett Richards
Superintendent

*Reasons for no increase to the overall tax levy include anticipated valuation increases from businesses/corporations along Highway 50; an old bond being paid off in 2022; the district's cash reserve back up to acceptable levels (after being part of the common levy in the Learning Community-now removed); and the district now on the positive side of option in/out students (this brings in additional revenue from the state).

Contact Information

Nichole Baugh
Director of Public and Community Relations
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