School board to match funds for auditorium renovation

Springfield City School District has pledged to match all corporate and individual donations for the renovation of the South High auditorium, up to $1 million.

Grammy and Oscar-winning singer John Legend has already pledged to raise $500,000 towards the project and the district hopes to raise an additional $500,000 from other donors for a total fund of $2 million after the district’s match.

The school board has the money available in its permanent improvement fund from the sale of properties over the past decade, President Ed Leventhal said. It voted Thursday evening to authorize the matching funds.

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