Springfield-Platteview District wants feedback on facility upgrades

Dec 20, 2013

Springfield-Platteview School District officials want to know what the district’s most pressing infrastructure needs are.

Last month, voters in the Springfield-Platteview district rejected a $35.7 million dollar bond issue for facility upgrades. Superintendent Brett Richards says all district households will receive a 15 question survey by the end of this month, to gauge what the priorities should be.

"We have some older buildings in our district, we have four schools, two of them that were built before 1960, and then another two that were built in the 70s, that really haven’t been updated with infrastructure and the new safety things that are out there, and for academic programs, for that matter. For two of those buildings, special education wasn’t even around at that time."

The survey asks, among other things, whether each school should have a tornado shelter, and if there’s support for another bond election. The survey is also available online at

Richards says the survey results will be discussed at a public meeting on January 28th.