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

200 in, 750 more to go

Taken from a drone this morning, this photo shows one of nearly 1,000 piers being installed in the ground where the new Wallace Elementary will be built. You can't tell by looking at it, but there are over 200 piers already in place. If you look close, you can see...

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This week at Wallace…

Here's an aerial view of the construction work happening at Wallace. The asphalt on what has been the play area for many years has been removed so soil stabilization can begin. Meanwhile, the students are enjoying a temporary play area set up in the front of the...

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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