Kelso School District Facility Bond Updates

On February 13, 2018, 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.

Live-streaming Wallace construction

See progress on the new Wallace Elementary in real time at bit.ly/WallaceLive

Recent News

Preparing the ground at Lexington

FORMA Construction has been busy out at the Lexington site. They've been excavating existing soil; bringing in, grading and compacting gravel; and installing aggregate piers to stabilize the ground. Pretty soon they'll bring in stormwater and sanitary sewer utilities...

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First load of lumber arrives at Wallace!

The first load of lumber arrived at Wallace Elementary yesterday! Time to bookmark the live-stream camera (bit.ly/WallaceLive) there and watch the building as it rises. (Photo courtesy of FORMA Construction)

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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