Springfield High School closed because of electrical issue

Construction crew’s work resulted in loss of power to building.

Credit: Bill Lackey

Credit: Bill Lackey

Springfield High School closed Monday because of an electrical issue.

All other buildings operated on a normal schedule, the district said.

Over the weekend, the crew that was working on the School Based Health Center (SBHC) hit the building’s main power line, which caused the school to lose power.

“The district is very grateful for the crews that attempted to restore power in time for classes on Monday morning, but ultimately the decision was made to close Springfield High School for the day as the electrical repairs were not yet completed,” said communications specialist Jenna Leinasars.

The $2 million SBHC will offer a variety of services including primary care, vaccinations, health screenings, mental health counseling, patient resource assistance, and it’s designed to accommodate dental and vision services in the future.

The district partnered with Rocking Horse Community Health Center, Community Health Foundation and the City of Springfield for the project, which is planned to open for the 2024-25 school year.

The district anticipates students and staff to return to school on Tuesday, “pending any further complications.”

All activities, practices, games and events will be held as scheduled. Families can check social media and the district’s mobile app for more updates.

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