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Budget & tax rates

The RSD Financial Services Department is responsible for preparation and monitoring of the school district's budget, financial statements, enrollment reports/projections and other related financial reports. We invite you to review the District's 2017-18 operating budget and tax rates at this Financial Services link.

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State Education News

Washington public schools play a vital role in children’s health by providing free and reduced-price meals to students in need.
Student success will be gauged using many variables, not just test results. Schools will create improvement plans that identify and close gaps in student success.
My heart goes out to the victims of the shooting, their families, and the entire community.
Spokane educator Mandy Manning was named Washington’s 2018 Teacher of the Year at an awards ceremony today at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) in Seattle.

U.S. Dept. of Education News

As part of its ongoing work to aid hurricane relief efforts, today the Department of Education released new non-regulatory guidance to help Department grantees and program participants remove barriers to restoring teaching and learning environments and to expediting the recovery process for all those impacted by the recent hurricanes.
Washington — Building on her remarks from September 7, 2017, regarding the Department's commitment to protecting all students from discrimination, today U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the release of a new interim Q&A for schools on how to investigate and adjudicate allegations of campus sexual misconduct under federal law.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Massachusetts' consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the passing of Rev. Dwight Montgomery of Annesdale Cherokee Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee:
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Delaney McEuin, Richland High School
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Hannah Sullivan, Hanford High School

Students travel to Seattle for Journalism Day (photo gallery)


First grade students learn about the importance of water (photo gallery)


Water is a key resource to conserve and protect. That was the focus Thursday when first graders at Sacajawea Elementary School participated in a Water is Everywhere lesson.

Tara Lichtenstein from the Franklin Conservation District talked about the importance of water for humans, animals and plants:

  • All living things have water inside of them….plants absorb water and animals drink it.
  • People need water to stay alive.
  • Some animals live in water so it’s important to keep it clean.
  • Water exists on earth as a solid, a liquid, and a gas.

Making informed decisions about career options and coursework


Over 400 Hanford High School juniors explored career possibilities when they took a career exploration assessment on Wednesday morning in the Eyrie Gym. The activity is part of the Consumer Economics Career Exploration unit.

“Our students must be college and career ready when they graduate from Hanford High School,” says Career Center coordinator Karen Richardson.   

The aptitude and self-assessment test will help students become more aware of specific career options and help them make informed decisions about future college/vocational coursework.


Community invited to tour Leona Libby on September 27


The Richland School District invites all community members to tour the new Leona Libby Middle School on Wednesday, September 27, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The school is located at 3259 Belmont Boulevard (intersection of Keene Road and Belmont in West Richland). Introductory remarks will begin at 6:00 pm with tours to follow.

“We encourage everyone to come and see first-hand how their tax dollars have been invested,” says Superintendent Rick Schulte.


Suicide Prevention Walk is Wednesday


Hanford and Richland High Schools invite all community members to the second annual “Take Strides to End Teen Suicide Walk” on Wednesday, September 20, 6:30 pm, at Fran Rish Stadium.

Hanford and Richland High Schools are working together to make sure every student knows they are loved and supported….that suicide should never be an option,” says RHS counselor Chandra Markel.



Florida Georgia Line drummer shares inspirational message at White Bluffs (KNDU-TV)


He has played music with the likes of ZZ Top, Jason Derulo, the Chainsmokers and even the Backstreet Boys. Sean Fuller is part of a country band: Florida Georgia Line. He's been a part of the group for six years now.

The band visited Tri-Cities for a concert at the Toyota Center but drummer Sean Fuller got an early start on the day Thursday. He played the drums for students and staff at White Bluffs Elementary School in Richland. He also shared some inspiring messages with the kids about being kind, honest, and positive.


Community turns out for Suicide Prevention Walk (photo gallery)


Hanford and Richland High Schools thank the hundreds of people who turned out for “Take Strides to End Teen Suicide Walk” Wednesday night at Fran Rish Stadium.

It was great to see so many students, adults, and children out walking and supporting this important awareness event,” said RHS counselor Chandra Markel.


RHS soccer stream at 7:00 Thursday night

The Richland High School girls soccer match will be streamed live tonight (Thursday) on AtomicTV. The RHS girls are taking on Pasco at 7:00 pm. Here is the streaming link.....

RHS - Pasco soccer on AtomicTV




Bus drivers needed

The Richland School District is seeking bus drivers. Those interested should call 967-6154.


Jefferson construction update


Construction is moving along at the new Jefferson Elementary SchoolThe new Jefferson will be 65,000 square feet in size and house approximately 550 students.

You can view the site plan at this link.



District Report Card

The Richland School District Report Card link has all sorts of data about test scores, demographics, teacher qualifications, graduation rates, and special programs.  You can take a look at the District as a whole or by individual school.

RSD Media

KONA Radio news update - September 13, 2017 KONA Radio news update - September 13, 2017
RHS football - winning drive against Bellevue RHS football - winning drive against Bellevue
Hanford High School Wind Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra - Godzilla Eats Las Vegas Hanford High School Wind Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra - Godzilla Eats Las Vegas
Student Art Gallery Student Art Gallery

Upcoming Events

Sep 26 :  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
School Board Meeting
District Administration Bldg.
Oct 10 :  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
School Board Meeting
District Administration Bldg.
Oct 13
Fall Professional Day - No School
Oct 24 :  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
School Board Meeting
District Administration Bldg.
Oct 27
End of 1st Quarter
Nov 1 :  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences
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Adriana Ellis, Richland High School
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Sarah Didericksen, Hanford High School