• History

    The Bellevue Board of Education plans for growth by purchasing land in areas to be developed. Special problems existed to the southwest, including the Two Springs area. Developments were not encouraged here because the land was not in the Bellevue School District. Potential homeowners wanted their children to attend the Bellevue Public Schools and be a part of the Bellevue/Offutt Community.

    The Bellevue School District sponsored successful legislation, which permitted the Bellevue School District to acquire land and grow in an orderly manner to the southwest. After this legislation passed, housing development plans progressed, the Bellevue School District acquired land for schools, and the Two Springs Housing Development began to build new homes.

    Duane Menke, a 1963 graduate of Bellevue High, chose the name Two Springs for his new housing development. The development has two springs that flow in the summer in the southwest wooded corner. The springs do not flow every year as changing weather patterns from year to year influences their flow and water levels. Menke liked the springs, so the name Two Springs was selected.

    The Bellevue Board of Education also liked the name and selected Two Springs for a new school to be constructed on a hill at 3001 Spring Boulevard. Two Springs Elementary School includes interesting advances in school construction and serves as a model for other new elementary schools.