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

Lake Wilderness tour

Last week, a small team traveled to Tahoma School District for a tour of Lake Wilderness Elementary School. The school has 940 students -- 800 K-5 and 140 pre-K. The team was there in time to see the morning arrival of nearly 200 drop-offs and 13 buses. They met with...

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Open houses and FAQs

After realizing we needed to make some changes to our construction plans, we started asking for input from our Kelso community. So far, we've held a public hearing, an open house, and our Superintendent Mary Beth Tack, along with Executive Director of Business &...

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Public hearing, open houses scheduled

We're holding a public hearing and two open houses to invite the community to share their thoughts on a proposed change in construction plans for replacing aging elementary schools. (Read more about that here.) The public hearing will be held Monday, December 17th, at...

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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