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...
Taken from a drone this morning, this photo shows one of nearly 1,000 piers being installed in the ground where the new Wallace Elementary will be built. You can't tell by looking at it, but there are over 200 piers already in place. If you look close, you can see...
Want to know what's happening with construction at Wallace Elementary? You can watch the live-stream and get up-to-the-moment visual updates on progress at bit.ly/WallaceLive. The time-lapse is pretty fun to see, too.
- Replace with new 450-student school on current site
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With 375 students, Wallace is over capacity and is functionally outdated. The unreinforced brick school was built in 1942 and seismic upgrades are necessary, yet are cost-prohibitive and would further restrict the use of the school. Approximately $8.8 million in state matching funds will be used to offset project costs. Replacing this school will:
- Provide learning and instructional spaces necessary to help improve academics and quality of student and staff life
- Address severe parking and traffic flow problems in the neighborhood