2018 Kelso School District Facility Bond

Kelso kids deserve the best learning environment possible. Over the last year, with the help of our Facilities Improvement Team and over 800 community voices, we’ve assessed the state of our schools and developed a long-range facilities plan to help our students succeed.

February 13, 2018

Replacement Education Program Levy and Bond Special Election

6 Types of Improvements Needed

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

How WE Get There

February 2018

Potential bond measure vote to fund these projects for Kelso kids.

MILLION DOLLARS

In matched funds from the State of Washington should the bond pass

MILLION DOLLARS

Local cost for the projects after a $39.9 million state match (total project cost is estimated at $138.5 million)

DOLLARS PER YEAR

Approximate cost for the owner of a $200,000 home

DOLLARS PER MONTH

Approximate increase for the owner of a $200,000 home between 2017 and 2019