Springfield Public Schools
Boyd Rendering

Springfield (Mo.) district breaks ground on new elementary

June 4, 2020
The new building for Boyd Elementary is being constructed less than a mile from the existing campus.

The Springfield (Mo.) district has broken ground on a new Boyd Elementary School.

The district says the new $20 million facility is being built on the site of the former Berry Elementary School, less than a mile from the existing Boyd Elementary.

"This building will open so many opportunities for our students," says Angela Holloway-Payne, Boyd principal. "One of the most important to our students is ample restrooms in close proximity to classrooms. I really don't think our kids realize that this means less time out of the classroom and more instructional time."

A special groundbreaking ceremony was held to mark the occasion, with Midtown community members, Boyd students and staff and SPS leaders joining together to celebrate. 

In addition to innovative spaces for learning, the school facility will have separate gym and cafeteria spaces and a safe room for  students and staff.

The architects are H Design Group and Hollis & Miller Architects, and the contractor is BP Builders.

MORE. Video of groundbreaking ceremony:

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