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The Springfield Youth Symphony is sponsored financially by the Springfield Public Schools and supported by The Friends of the Springfield Youth Symphony, a parent booster organization. Since its founding in 1957, the Springfield Youth Symphony has provided outstanding young musicians with an opportunity to study and perform the standard orchestral repertoire.


Tonight’s the last meeting to get input on the Springfield Public Schools’ facility master plan.  It starts at 6 at Cherokee Middle School, 420 E. Farm Road 182.

According to the district, the community input, combined with an independent assessment of schools and buildings, will help SPS develop a long-range facility plan, which it says will “create a decision-making road map to ensure all facilities meet the evolving needs of SPS' learners.”

Donna Van Druten

The Springfield Public School District wants to know what you think should be included in a long-range facility plan. 

It’s holding meetings later this month to get feedback as part of the SPS facility master planning process.

The district is working with MGT of America, which SPS officials say has extensive experience in developing facility master plans for educational institutions.

Claire Kidwell / KSMU

Intersection and roadway improvements in south Springfield are among the first projects the city will tackle with funds from recently renewed sales taxes.

More than 85 percent of Springfield voters said yes Tuesday to the continuation of the city’s ¼-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax and the 1/8-cent Transportation Sales Tax.

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

Springfield Public School students have just one month and about two weeks left before summer break.  The district says the tentative last day of school is May 19th, and students will be dismissed two hours early that day. 

SPS has used two snow days this year.  April 15th won’t be used as an inclement weather make-up day.  It will be a professional learning/work day for staff, and students will have the day off.  District officials say if there’s any more inclement weather that results in school being canceled the last day will extend beyond May 19th.