Richland School Board approves stadium design (Tri-City Herald)
The Richland School District is closer to renovating the visitor-side bleachers at Fran Rish Stadium. The school board approved the design and construction documents for the stadium project Tuesday night. The district will begin seeking bids for the project, estimated to cost $2 million. Construction is expected to begin after football season ends.
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The Richland School District broke ground on the new elementary school in south Richland Thursday morning. The general contractor is Fowler General Construction, Richland. “The growing area of south Richland will be well served by this state-of-the-art school,” said Superintendent Rick Schulte. “We once again thank community members for their commitment to providing up-to-date facilities for our children.”
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn today announced the release of about $213 million in capital construction money to school districts throughout the state including nearly $30 million to the Richland School District. The District will be using the money for three construction projects: Lewis & Clark Elementary, Sacajawea Elementary, and the new elementary in south Richland.
Richland High School sophomore Swetha Shutthanandan earned a Gold Medal in the Science category at the GENIUS International Olympiad held June 15-20 in Oswego, New York. Her project is "Next Generation Supercapacitors for Ultra Fast Energy Harvesting". Only 22 projects received a Gold Medal out of the 217 entered for judging.
Locations approved for HomeLink and new middle school
The Richland School Board Tuesday night decided where the new HomeLink school and the new middle school will be located. Both projects are part of the $98 million bond issue which was approved by RSD voters in February 2013.
HomeLink will be built on the south end of the Jason Lee Elementary School campus. The 17,000 square foot modular building will open in August 2015. Design West and RSD staff will begin developing the educational specifications in mid July.
The District’s fourth middle school will be built on a 30-acre site in West Richland near the intersection of Keene Road and Belmont Boulevard. The school is scheduled to open in August 2018. Design West and RSD staff have already started working on the educational specifications.
The Richland School District tonight (Tuesday) awarded the general contractor bid for the new elementary school in south Richland to Fowler General Construction, Richland. Fowler’s bid of $15.87 million was the lowest of four bids submitted. The new school will open in August 2015. "The growing area of south Richland will be well served by this state-of-the-art school,” said Superintendent Rick Schulte.
From Eileen Yokuda, Chief Joseph PTA
As I mentioned in an email last week, the house fire last week destroyed the home of one of our students. Today, I spoke to a person from the Red Cross and she said that, in this case, it is critical to the family’s well being that we come together as a community and support the family in any way that we can.
Last Thursday night, June 19, the house at 1616 McPhearson was destroyed by fire. All human members of the family survived, but the father was badly burned, and all of the family’s belongings were destroyed in the fire.
About 30 elementary to high school age students are enjoying their second week of the summer ceramics class at Richland High School. The students are making a variety of clay creations in an open studio setting. "The summer program is pretty low key and relaxed and the kids enjoy that," said instructor Robert McMinn.
The Richland School District broke ground on the new Sacajawea Elementary School Thursday morning. The general contractor is Fowler General Construction, Richland. “This new facility will provide Sacajawea students and staff with a top quality learning environment,” said Superintendent Rick Schulte.
Board leaning toward Jason Lee campus for HomeLink (Tri-City Herald)
Members of the Richland School Board said today that they are leaning toward building a new HomeLink facility on open space at the Jason Lee Elementary School campus. The board met Tuesday afternoon in a special meeting to discuss options and will vote on the issue at next week's board meeting.
Board to discuss HomeLink location on Tuesday (Tri-City Herald)
The Richland School Board will discuss the future location of Three Rivers HomeLink at a special meeting Tuesday, June 17, 12:00 noon, at Carmichael Middle School. Community members are welcome. Several locations have been considered for HomeLink including the Jason Lee Elementary School campus and land adjacent to the Carmichael Middle School playfield.