Photography by Nickayla Hodges, a Senior at Kelso High School
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...
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 &...
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...
- Replace with new 450-student school on current site
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Beacon Hill is currently over capacity with 500 students and eight portable classrooms. To fully modernize this school would cost more than to replace it. And with approximately $9 million in state matching funds, project costs are offset. Building a new school will:
- Eliminate 8 classrooms in portables
- Support growth in west Kelso
- Enhance school security and safety by combining spaces and eliminating separated building structures.
- Eliminate severe traffic and parking issues