Springfield Public Schools broke ground on a new Early Childhood Center, one of the projects that will be funded through the money raised thanks to the passage of Proposition S.
The Southwest Region Early Childhood Center is scheduled to open in August 2020 with 250 preschoolers attending classes.
“On behalf of Springfield Public Schools, I would like to express my appreciation to the Springfield community,” said Superintendent John Jungmann. “We know it is because of your continued support and dedication to children that we are here today, marking the beginning of an exciting expansion of services for our youngest learners in southwest Springfield.”
The groundbreaking ceremony Monday consisted of community leaders, educators, and citizens who worked on the Proposition S campaign.
Community business leader and Board of Education President Tim Rosenbury represented the both the School Board and Proposition S committee members at the groundbreaking.
“This new space, designed specifically for our youngest learners, expands the number of preschoolers we can serve,” said Rosenbury. “That is something the Springfield Board of Education is committed to. As we have made funding decisions over the years, we have committed to investing as much as possible in early childhood education because we know that it is an investment that will pay off for our community and our students.”