This spring has been busy and we’ve managed to complete
several projects, including many during Spring Break. Visit our Bond Basics page for project photos.
At Guy Lee Elementary, the original
hallway lighting, which had become dim and yellowed over time, was replaced
with new, energy efficient lights. It has made an incredible difference in how
bright and welcoming the Guy Lee building is for students and families.
At Yolanda Elementary and Douglas
Gardens Elementary, the cafeteria entry was improved with wider doors to make
the space ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible for students,
parents and community members.
At Springfield High School, the
library carpet was replaced. The old carpet was worn, stained and had begun to
buckle in many places.
At Thurston High School, a concrete
pad was poured between the main and auxiliary gymnasiums so that the path
frequently traveled by students is no longer muddy (and a safety hazard) for
most of the year. It will also allow for the placement of the scaffolding and
equipment necessary to complete the siding replacement on the gymnasium this
Once students are home for the summer, we will be able to
dig-in to more complex projects that aren’t feasible during the school year.
This summer, we’ll be working on:
At Guy Lee Elementary, we will be
replacing the current above-ground electrical service with an underground
service that meets current safety standards.
At Page Elementary, we will be
redoing the parking lot to improve safety and traffic flow. There will be
separate entrances for busses, cars and students who walk or bike to school.
Some preparation work will occur this spring with the bulk of the project being
completed after school ends in June.
At Riverbend Elementary, we will
improve the parking lot with an asphalt slurry seal and new striping.
At Two Rivers–Dos Ríos Elementary,
we will repair and upgrade the bus drop-off and loading zone.
At Walterville Elementary, we will
be paving the school parking lot. It is the only school in Springfield Public
Schools with a dirt, and mud for much of the year, parking lot. Paving it will
improve safety for students, staff and visitors.
At Springfield High School, we will
be doing an asphalt slurry seal on the staff, student and Silke Field parking
lots to improve the condition of the asphalt and prolong its useful life.
At Thurston High School, we will be
finishing the siding replacement on the main and auxiliary gymnasiums and
expanding the bleachers around the track by adding 547 more seats and covering
the existing and new seats.