The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools (FSPS) is honored to announce this year’s recipients of the Turner Reading Awards. Michelle Conroy, Wanda Gray Elementary Lauren Norris, Westport K-8 Lori Willard, Holland Elementary Breann Darnell, Truman Elementary Hannah Dunville, Portland Elementary … Read More
The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools (FSPS), following the advice of health and district officials has postponed the Celebrate SPS, Teacher Appreciation Banquet, scheduled for Monday, April 20. In addition our Lunch & Learn, scheduled for April 13 will also … Read More
Librarians are the gatekeepers in libraries across the district! They are responsible for caring and maintaining the library for students to further explore history, books, and more! If you know of an outstanding librarian or librarian duo in SPS who … Read More
In 2001, Dr. Leo T. Neu, started a permanent endowment fund with the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools to support students in need during the winter months, by providing funds for new coats, through the Coats for Kids fund.
Dr. Neu was inspired by an estate donation that provided winter garments for children. With the support of a few other generous Springfieldians, Dr. Neu started the Coats for Kids fund, working with school nurses across the city.
In the past 10 years nearly 3,000 coats have been provided to students from across the district. Through a voucher program with Foundation partner, Walmart, students in need can receive brand new coats each year. Students are identified through each schools nurses office with vouchers being provided in the month of October each year.
The Foundation for SPS manages many permanent endowment funds that provide long-term support to our schools and students.