Springfield High School Master Plan
November 14, 2016
On Thursday, November 10, 2016, the Facilities Committee of the Board of School Directors, in conjunction with the architects of SCHRADERGROUP and Perkins + Will, met with the Springfield Township Planning Commission to present the latest draft of their work for the Springfield High School Master Plan.
For more information, please see the 11/10/16 Planning Commission Meeting Presentation. As the project is still in the planning phase, all elements are preliminary designs.
Video of the meeting is available on SETV.
At the meeting on Thursday, November 5, 2015, the Springfield School District Board of School Directors approved the appointment of SCHRADERGROUP and Perkins + Will for architectural and engineering services for the first phase of the Springfield High School Master plan project in the amount of $738,917 for schematic design and land development.
For more information about SCHRADERGROUP and Perkins + Will, please see this summary from their RFQ.
On November 4, the Springfield School District sold the initial piece of new debt related to the high school master plan, the 2015 Series bond issue in the amount of $9,995,000. The bonds are expected to close in December 2015. The term runs until 2043, with an average rate of 3.39%.
Compared to original projections, this is anticipated to yield a savings of $850,000 in future interest costs, as the average blended rate for the issue was originally projected at 4.2%, and realized at 3.39%.
Below, please find a video highlighting the construction sequence that would be necessary to replace the roof on the existing Springfield High School building.
The Board of School Directors will vote on the Springfield High School Master Plan at the School Board Meeting on June 11, 7:00 PM in the Stanley L. Johnson Meeting Room of the McLaughlin Education Service Center, 111 West Leamy Avenue, Springfield, PA.
The Springfield School District is continuing its research into and discussion of the Springfield High School Master Plan. The conversation was first introduced at the meeting of the Board of School Directors held on May 22, 2014. Both video and a .pdf of the initial presentation are provided at the links below.
The Board of School Directors and the Facilities Committee have developed a series of Town Hall Meetings to discuss the High School Master Plan with the Springfield and Morton Communities. Please visit the Town Hall Meeting Schedule or the SSD Events Calendar, and join the conversation by attending an upcoming meeting.
Recaps of each session, including the items presented and the community questions posed, are made available online following each meeting. To review past meetings, please navigate the page using the menu to the left.
On the left-side menu, you will also find the Resources page, containing additional research and supporting documents. There is also a link to the Springfield High School Master Plan's Facebook Page, and the opportunity to Submit a Question to the Facilities Committee.