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SPS Board to Vote on Bond Issue for Renovations

The Springfield Public Schools Board of Directors is set to vote on a bond that would renovate several schools in the city, costing close to $220 million.

Reports say, if the issue is passed, Pipkin Middle School and Reed Middle School would receive funding for brand-new schools to be built.

Also included in the bond are storm shelters for six SPS elementary schools: Holland, Mann, Watkins, Wilder, Pittman and Cowden.

Officials also say Pershing Middle School’s building would get major renovations.

If the board approves the bond, it will appear on the ballot for voters next April. Spokespeople for the district say the bond will not increase taxes for residents.