Public can weigh in on consolidation of Springfield elementary schools

the Springfield School District 186 School Board will hold three public meetings on a construction project for a new school building that would bring together three elementary schools.

The construction is part of a series of projects that are part of the 1% increase in sales tax Sangamon County voters approved in November 2018. The windfall can only go to upgrading or building facilities, improving security, or removing building bonds.

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The new facility would combine Hazel Dell, Laketown and Southern View elementary schools. The original plan only talked about Hazel Dell and Laketown.

The problem is expected to be address at Monday’s school board meeting, although no agenda was released.

Here are the details of the three public hearings:

  • Hazel Dell Elementary, 850 West Lake Shore Drive, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 29;
  • Southern View Elementary, 3338 S. Fifth St., 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6;
  • Laketown Elementary School, 1825 Lee Street, 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.

The same presentation will be shared at each of the hearings.

Contact Steven Spearie: 217-622-1788, [email protected], twitter.com/@StevenSpearie.

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