Springfield voters OK bond issue

Springfield City Schools voters on Tuesday approved a 2.2-mill bond issue to be used for maintenance and safety improvements.

The district will allow a 2.43-mill levy to expire, meaning no increased taxes as a result of the bond issue, which will generate $14 million over 12 years.

“We’re extremely gratified and appreciative of the community and their support and their faith in us,” said Ed Leventhal, board president and chair of the Committee for Quality Education. “We think this is a great statement and puts us in very good shape going forward. Now we’ll begin the work of carrying out the projects we promised to do if it passed.”

Leventhal said the board Thursday will approve bids for improvements to elementary school parking lots and traffic flow for safety. The money will also upgrade and improve security systems and technology at each school.