Springfield Public Schools

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

The Springfield Public School District wants to know what the public thinks about the long-range facility master plan recently presented to the Board of Education.

The plan offers two options for addressing needs identified during an assessment of about 60 buildings by an independent team of facility experts earlier this year.

A series of community meetings to gather input about the proposed improvements starts this week.

Dr. John Jungmann
Springfield Public Schools

The Missouri Association of School Administrators has named Springfield’s Dr. John Jungmann superintendent of the year.

The announcement came at the annual fall conference of the MASA and Missouri School Boards Association, which concluded Sunday.

Roseann Bentley Administrative Center
Scott Harvey / KSMU

A new administration building for Springfield Public Schools bears the name of one of its former board members and longtime education supporter.

Officials on Thursday unveiled the new Roseann Bentley Administrative Center along East Sunshine St. Before roughly 150 attendees, the current Greene County Commissioner offered thanks by expressing she and her family’s appreciation for the district.

“We love our public schools. And I don’t know if we’ve truly realized what a gift we have in the largest in the state and the best school district in the state,” Bentley said.

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

Two options for dealing with the facility needs of the Springfield Public School District have been presented to the Board of Education.

The options are part of the district’s facility master planning process, which included an assessment of about 60 buildings by an independent team of facility experts and an analysis of community feedback and other information, according to Superintendent Dr. John Jungmann.

Camp Wakonda
Ozarks Regional YMCA

In a partnership with the Ozarks Regional YMCA, fourth graders from eight Springfield Public Schools are getting a chance to expand their curriculum in an outdoor setting.

Beginning in September, students from Bissett, Bowerman, Boyd, Watkins, Weaver, Westport, Williams and York elementary schools will visit YMCA's Camp Wakonda in Ash Grove to partake in project-based learning experiences.

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