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From the Ground Up: Boyd Elementary School

833 E. Division St.

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Owner/developer: Springfield Public Schools
General contractor: BP Builders LLC
Architect: Hollis and Miller Architects Inc. and H Design Group LLC
Engineers: Olsson Inc., civil; Hollis and Miller Architects, structural; and CJD Engineering LLC, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 60,160 square feet
Estimated cost: $20.3 million
Estimated completion: August
Project description: The new Boyd Elementary School will feature better security and enhanced accessibility in addition to a new storm shelter and preschool classrooms, according to the Springfield Public Schools website. The school is being built on the site of the former Berry Elementary School, less than a mile from the current Boyd Elementary School on the northeast side of town. It is set to open for the 2021-22 school year and house 300 students from preschool through fifth grade, said Teresa Beldsoe, a spokesperson for the district. The project is one of 39 funded by $168 million in bonds approved by Springfield voters in 2019. Other ongoing projects include Hillcrest High School, Jarrett Middle School and Williams Elementary School.

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