Photography by Nickayla Hodges, a Senior at Kelso High School
The contractor building two new schools for Kelso School District, FORMA Construction, is starting construction of the new Wallace Elementary, which requires installing aggregate piers into the ground up to 40 feet deep. FORMA will bring in heavy equipment and loads...
May 22nd was a beautiful day to break ground on the new Wallace Elementary. The event was attended by community members, Wallace students and staff, district administration, and those who are helping to bring the school into being: Integrus Architecture, FORMA...
After more than a year of planning, construction on the new Wallace Elementary School is beginning. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd to celebrate the official start of school upgrades. The community is invited to attend the public ceremony...
- 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With 375 students, Wallace is over capacity and is functionally outdated.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