Missouri Breaks Ground on $20M Grade School

By SCN Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—A groundbreaking ceremony was held in early June for the new $20 million Boyd Elementary School in Springfield.

Located on a site less than a mile from the existing Boyd Elementary, the new school will provide innovative spaces for preschool classrooms, improved accessibility, learning, separate gym and cafeteria spaces and a safe room for staff and 300 students.

“This building will open so many opportunities for our students,” said Boyd Principal Angela Holloway-Payne in a statement.

“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.”

Added School Board President Dr. Alina Lehnert, “The new school to be constructed on this site is an example of the Springfield School Board’s commitment to doing what is best for students.

We believe that by investing in our students and schools, we are investing not only in Boyd’s future but in the best interests of Springfield, too.”

The architects on this project include H Design Group and Hollis & Miller Architects. The general contractor is BP Builders.

Completion is slated for the 2021-2022 school year.