News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Public Meeting Notice: Board of Zoning Adjustment February 11, 2009

clock January 27, 2009 15:22 by author Jeff Quibell

Meeting Notice from Blue Springs City Clerk

City of Blue Springs
903 W Main Street Blue Springs, MO 64015
Ph: (816) 228-0110 | Fx: (816) 228-7592 | W:

Public Notification of the February 11, 2009 meeting of the
Blue Springs Board of Zoning Adjustment has been posted
to the City's website. 
February 11, 2009
Board of Zoning Adjustment Meeting Notice and Agenda

For questions or more information,
contact the Blue Springs City Clerk at (816) 228-0110.

Blue Springs EDC Board Endorses Blue Springs School District Bond Election

clock January 26, 2009 14:18 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation
Blue Springs, Missouri
For Immediate Release
January 26, 2009

Contact Information
Ann Judd, 816-228-0208

From: Lisa Franklin, Chairman

Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation

Brien Starner, President
Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation

Date: January 26, 2009

Subject: Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation Endorses Blue Springs School R4 School District

                 Bond Issue For February 3, 2009 Election

The Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation (EDC) meet for its regular monthly board meeting on January 21st, 2009, and with a quorum of board present they reviewed and voted unanimously to endorse the Blue Springs R-4 School District’s February 3rd bond election concerning a “No Tax Increase” vote.

The EDC board regularly considers matters that are deemed to have a broad or specific impact on Blue Springs which affects the community’s ability to support and sustain investment, redevelopment and growth, and maintain or improve the community’s overall quality of life. The merits of this bond issue were discussed by the EDC board, who voted unanimously to endorse this “No Tax Increase” bond issue. 

The latest census figures show that Blue Spring’s population grew at an annual growth rate last year of 2.0%.  Our current population and future growth trends demonstrate that timely investments in Blue Springs most critical and valued assets are needed, which on February 3rd will include the educational resources and facilities offering our students a safe and productive educational environment.

The EDC board weighed several significant reasons for endorsing the passage of this “No Tax Increase” bond issue. 

  • This bond issue will fund the necessary projects that will increase safety and security, update classrooms and facilities and address projected growth in populations of pre-K through 12 students, which better ensures the delivery of quality education for today and for the future. 
  • The $86.5 million is a “No Tax Increase” bond issue recommended by the Blue Springs R-4 Board of Education following their careful deliberation of the priority needs of the district. The bond issue will fund renovations to both high school facilities, create an additional grade reconfiguration at Cordell-Mason and make renovations to both Thomas Ultican and Chapel Lakes elementary schools, among a host of other necessary capital improvement projects.
  • The $86.5 million no-tax increase bond issue will maintain the district's quality educational programs, meet the ongoing physical needs, improve the classroom environments and maintain appropriate classroom sizes for improved learning.
  • Finally, the Blue Springs EDC Board recognizes that preserving the high quality of the Blue Spring School District’s programming and assets is extremely important to the near and longer-term attraction, retention and expansion of businesses to Greater Blue Springs.
Blue Springs continues to be recognized for its quality of life, excellent schools, and attractive lifestyle choices for its residents. Please show your support for home, business and our future by voting “Yes” to the Blue Springs R-4 School District bond issue which will be held February 3rd, 2009.

School Bond Issue Informational Forums

clock January 18, 2009 17:02 by author Jeff Quibell

The Blue Springs School District has placed  a NO TAX INCREASE Bond Issue on the February 3rd ballot that will assist our schools in continuing to provide the best education to the more than 14,000 students currently enrolled. This bond issue will also help prepare our district for the future growth that is expected to continue in our communities.

Informational Forums

Thursday, January 22nd 
7:30 a.m.
Adams Dairy Bank
651 NE Coronado Drive


Wednesday, January 28th 
9:00 a.m.
The Steamin' Bean
1875 NW 7 Hwy

Chamber Board votes to support School Bond Issue

clock January 9, 2009 15:50 by author Jeff Quibell

1000 W Main Street
Blue Springs, MO  64015
(816) 229-8558 P
(816) 229-1244 F

Press Release

Contact: Dena McLean
Phone: (816) 229-8558

December 9th, 2009
Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce Endorsement
Chamber Board votes to support School Bond Issue

The Board of Directors of the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, having had the opportunity to evaluate the proposed "no tax increase" school bond issue, has voted unanimously to endorse and support the passage of this bond. The Board recognizes and supports the school district's proactive and comprehensive approach to improving the safety and security of our children, to updating the facilities in which they learn, and to addressing the growth in our community that will result in more students in our schools in the coming decade.
The Chamber of Commerce encourages its members and their employees who reside within the Blue Springs School District to vote in favor of this necessary funding proposal.


Providing opportunities for our membership and the business community to be informed on important local issues is significant function of the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce.

To learn more about the proposed bond issue for the Blue Springs School District, please attend an informative presentation and light breakfast at


Adams Dairy Bank

651 NE Coronado Drive

January 22nd at 7:30 a.m.

Moreland Ridge MS PTSA is hosting the TAKE DEFENSE (the Ali Kemp Education Foundation) program in January

clock December 16, 2008 17:14 by author Jeff Quibell

Moreland Ridge MS PTSA is hosting the TAKE DEFENSE (the Ali Kemp Education Foundation) program in January. The program is a hands on self-defense workshop for females ages 12 and up. Since the program began more than 20,000 females have been trained across the United States. Last year was their first visit to Blue Springs and more than 300 were in attendance. The program is free and is open to anyone - you don't have to live in Blue Springs - you do have to be female ages 12 and up.  Registration form follows: More...

Dr. Tim Allshouse to speak about the Golden Regiment Band on the Sonic Locker Room

clock December 15, 2008 08:18 by author Jeff Quibell

The first guest tonight (December 15, 2008) in the Sonic Locker Room (Blue Springs Wildcats edition) is Dr. Tim Allshouse of the Blue Springs School District Golden Regiment Band. Bill Althaus conducted about a 12 minute interview this morning. The Sonic Locker Room airs at 6:00 pm on 1030 AM KCWJ. We will archive it for the week and it will be available at

Blue Springs Golden Regiment to Perform for Barack Obama

clock December 10, 2008 17:39 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Golden Regiment

I would like to extend my heartfelt congratulations to the Blue Springs School District and the Golden Regiment Marching Band. They have been honored with the opportunity to represent our city and state, marching in Barack Obama’s inauguration parade in Washington, D.C., just two weeks after they return from marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. This is an exciting time in Blue Springs with so much national attention on our community!