The Bond Plan

This plan was created with substantial staff and community input.

We convened a Facilities Improvement Team (FIT) to take a good look at where we stand with our facilities, compare that to where we want them to be for our children, and map out a plan to get there. Learn more about their objectives and meet the team here.

We gathered thoughts from over a thousand people using online surveys through Thoughtexchange twice in the eleven month process. Once to see what improvements our community feels are important, and the second time to get feedback on the proposed plan guided by that input. You can see the results from our first survey here, and the results from our second survey here.

From all this information, the FIT outlined six types of improvements needed for the facilities in our district and where those improvements are needed.

Click on a school below to learn more about the proposed improvements for that school.

Barnes Elementary

Year Built: 1960
Year Renovated: 2003
Capacity: 114%
Function Score: 90 (good)
Condition Score: 90 (good)

Proposed Improvements:

Safety & Security

Beacon Hill Elementary

Year Built: 1966
Year Renovated:
Capacity: 165%
Function Score: 69 (poor)
Condition Score: 73 (fair)

Proposed Improvements:


Rebuild on existing site

Butler Acres Elementary

Year Built: 1955
Year Renovated: 1984
Capacity: 198%
Function Score: 68 (poor)
Condition Score: 80 (fair)

Proposed Improvements:

Safety & Security School Modernization Adding & updating classrooms Traffic & Parking

Carrolls Elementary

Year Built: 1948
Year Renovated: 2003
Capacity: 183%
Function Score: 68 (poor)
Condition Score: 80 (fair)

Proposed Improvements:

Safety & Security 

Catlin Elementary

Year Built: 1947
Year Renovated: 1979
Capacity: 103%
Function Score: 65 (poor)
Condition Score: 59 (poor)

Proposed Improvements:


Repurpose for non K-12 use and replace with a new school on Lexington property.

Lexington Elementary

Build a new elementary school on Lexington property to replace Catlin Elementary; which will be repurposed for non K-12 use.

Proposed Improvements:

Rose Valley Elementary

Year Built: 1939
Year Renovated: 1984
Capacity: 116%
Function Score: 64 (poor)
Condition Score: 68 (fair)

Proposed Improvements:

Safety & Security School Modernization

Wallace Elementary

Year Built: 1942
Year Renovated: 1984
Capacity: 133%
Function Score: 63 (poor)
Condition Score: 73 (fair)

Proposed Improvements:


Rebuild on existing site

Coweeman Middle School

Year Built: 1960
Year Renovated: 1988
Capacity: 120%
Function Score: 81 (fair)
Condition Score: 71 (fair)

Proposed Improvements:

Safety & Security  

Huntington Middle School

Year Built: 1952
Year Renovated: 1985
Capacity: 98%
Function Score: 67 (poor)
Condition Score: 71 (fair)

Proposed Improvements:

Safety & Security  

Kelso High School

Year Built: 1970
Year Renovated: 2003
Capacity: 105%
Function Score: 90 (good)
Condition Score: 89 (good)

Proposed Improvements:

Safety & Security  Traffic & Parking 

Stadium & Athletic Fields

Stadium built: 1979

Proposed Improvements:

Improvements Key

Safety & Security

Safety & Security

Three School Replacements

Three School Replacements

School Modernization

School Modernization

Adding & updating classrooms

Adding & Updating classrooms

Traffic & Parking

Traffic & Parking

Athletic Facilities

Athletic Facilities