Even family members had questions about the school facilities project. School Board member Eric Schwarzrock answered questions proposed by his mom, Joyce. Larry Petersen listened to answers by Superintendent Kottke.

Community learns about School Facilities Project

During the evening on Tuesday Oct. 9, the Springfield School District hosted an informal informational meeting regarding the school facilities project being proposed to the residents of the Springfield School District. 

This was a relaxed meeting for community members to come and go as they pleased. It was held in the media center. Tables had informational packets and maps describing the proposed project. In addition, School Board members, Superintendent Keith Kottke and others were available to answer any questions. 

At one table, some of the questions that were asked had to do with the proposed security like the entrances into and out of the school. 

Superintendent Kottke showed some photos of what the proposed entrances could look like. And if passed the new entrances would have a type of vestibule to be able to route visitors through regulated area before having access to students. 

One community member asked questions in regards to the proposed expansion and update to the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Lab. She asked about the schools enrollment trend and if there were enough students for the expansion. Kottke answered that currently they’re limiting students to some of the CTE classes like welding to 15 due to the lack of space. 

Several people including school officials and community members also spoke about the value of a work based learning programs. 

In such a relaxed environment, talk at different tables and seating areas ebbed and flowed as community members were able to discuss not only their concerns, but get their questions answered and share some of their own ideas. 

If you’d like to learn more or have questions of your own, the Springfield School District is providing a School Facility Tour Opportunity on Tuesday, October 22, starting at 6 p.m. in the media center, the Springfield School District will provide a school tour to allow community members to gather information and ask questions regarding the school facility needs.  This evening will also allow for attendees to view the proposed projects, site plan, and cost implications.

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