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

Some work before the work

Painting a room seems pretty simple, and with the right tools doesn’t take very long. But before the brushes and rollers come out, there’s a lot of critical prep work that needs to be done. Like moving furniture, masking molding and fixtures, spackling nail holes, and...

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How the Hilanders are like the Seahawks, Huskies and Cougars

With all the excavating going on at Schroeder Field, you may be wondering why they're moving so much dirt to put in a synthetic turf. What does it take to lay down some artificial grass, anyway? A lot, actually. Steve over at FieldTurf put the process into three steps...

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We’re breaking ground

Work has begun to put in a new turf at Schroeder Field. The process from start to finish takes six to nine weeks, so there's plenty of time to come by and watch the progress. Here's what the fabulous new field will look like when it's done.

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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