Kelso School District Facility Bond Updates

On February 13th, the Kelso community approved a 96.6 million capital bond (thank you!) to make some much needed improvements to our schools. This website, WeAreKelso.org, is where you can find out what’s happening with the process and follow each of the projects.

Coming this summer!

Synthetic turf will be installed on Schroeder Field

Recent News

Our Guiding Principles

As we begin the design work for our three new schools, and all the work we’re doing to improve the learning environments for our children, we’ve created some guiding principles to follow.

The grass is always greener…

Not being able to get the most use out of Schroeder Field because it would harm the grass was a concern voiced by so many in our community. Replacing the grass with synthetic turf to allow for expansion of use for school and community activities, classes, athletic...

Improvement Updates

Click to see the latest updates about these improvements.

Safety & Security

Safety & Security

$7.5 million

Door access control, video surveillance, exterior lighting, communications systems

Adding & Updating Classrooms

Adding & Updating Classrooms

$11.1 million

Elimination of portables, added classrooms, updated career and technical classrooms

Three School Replacements

Three School Replacements

$92.9 million

Repurpose Catlin Elementary for non K-12 use and replace with a new school on Lexington property.  Rebuild Beacon Hill and Wallace Elementary on their existing sites.

Athletic Facilities

Athletic Facilities

$6.8 million

High school and middle school fields, tracks, and stadium

School Modernization

School Modernization

$17.6 million

Upgrade plumbing, heating, ventilation, cooling, roofs, windows, siding

Traffic & Parking

Traffic & Parking

$1.1 million

Parking capacity expansion, traffic flow improvement around schools

Project Timeline