Photography by Nickayla Hodges, a Senior at Kelso High School
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 roof on gym
- Paint exterior
- Replace windows
- Provide new standalone intercom system
- Provide new addressable fire alarm system
- Replace electrical service
- Replace boiler and heaters
- Replace pneumatic controls with DDC controls
- Enclose front covered area and convert to main office/hallway
- Upgrade well system
- Replace phone system
- Improve drainage issues
- Upgrade restrooms for ADA compliance
- Replace kitchen casework
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The Rose Valley and Carrolls 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.