Dallastown moving forward on Loganville-Springfield expansion

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch

Dallastown Area School District's Loganville-Springfield Elementary School is closer to an expansion after school board members voted to set construction goals for a potential $24 million project.

Dallastown Area School District, awaits approval to potentially build a new school at the site of Loganville-Springfield Elementary. Amanda J.Cain photo

The motion, passed 8-0 with one abstention at a board meeting in November, aims to expand the school from its current size of 58,000 square feet to at least 80,000 square feet, according to meeting minutes.

The project cost has a cap of $24 million, according to the motion, though construction will be aimed at hitting its initial $20 million target cost.

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Board members have been reviewing structural needs of Loganville-Springfield since 2015 in order to provide a "22nd-century program" of education to students and an increased number of classrooms.

The district refinanced its bonds in February 2017 in anticipation of a potential building project, according to a news release.

A board-level steering committee awarded architectural services to Lancaster-based firm RLPS Architects  in September.

Loganville-Springfield Elementary School is one of the top-performing schools in the state, according to the most recent School Performance Profile   released by the Department of Education.

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The school received a building score of 93.3, the highest of any individual school in York County, according to the SPP.

— Reach education reporter Junior Gonzalez at jgonzalez@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter @EducationYD.