Photography by Nickayla Hodges, a Senior at Kelso High School
We’re making progress in all six of our bond priorities. Lots of construction will be happening this summer. CONSTRUCTION: 6 PRIORTIES Safety & Security Collins Architects hired for consultation Current plans for 2 new schools will set safety standards for...
At this time last year, Kelso citizens overwhelmingly voted to approve a construction bond and educational levy to improve the learning experience for our students. We are so thankful for the support and generosity of our community, and continue to work diligently to...
As we begin the design work for our three new schools, and all the work we’re doing to improve the learning environments for our children, we’ve created some guiding principles to follow.
- Provide security cameras/access control system
- Replace asphalt in parking and playground areas
- Replace roof
- Replace windows and outside doors
- Replace outside façade
- Provide new standalone intercom system
- Replace boiler and heaters
- Reinforce/shorten tall masonry chimney
- Replace casework in classrooms
- Fence playground
- Improve drainage issues
- Install retaining wall
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The Carrolls and Rose Valley communities have always desired to maintain the history of these charming country schools. Expansion at these two schools is limited due to building code restrictions, and constraints to water and sewer systems. In order to maintain the longevity of these schools, major mechanical, electrical, plumbing, roofing and siding issues will need to be addressed. Upgrading safety and security measures at each school is also a part of the plan. Approximately $2 million in state assistance will be used to offset project costs at Carrolls.