Springfield voters say 'yes' to $168 million school bond

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Voters in the Springfield School District Tuesday night approved a $168 million bond to improve area schools.

More than 61 percent of voters approved Proposition S. It need 57.14 percent.

The $168 million dollar bond is about $20 million dollars less than what the district asked for in 2017. It failed then. The cost is roughly $34 for every $100,000 your property is worth per year for 20 years.

The project list is different than last time. The district went outside of the school board room and tapped into the community for help with a plan. Most of the money will be spend on repairing school buildings, construction of a new preschool and storm shelters. The district will spend $7 million on increasing school security. This is something that was not on the list last time.

The district plans to finish the work by 2022.