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Video Update - September 28, 2016

Superintendent Rick Schulte updates the community on the nine construction projects approved by voters in 2013. Also featured are Marcus Whitman Elementary School principal Brian Moore and teacher Evan Newby discussing their new school.......RSD TV Construction Update.

Update - April 15, 2016

  • The District has broken ground on the new middle school in West Richland; the District’s fourth middle school will open in August of 2017.
  • Construction of the new Marcus Whitman Elementary School is right on schedule and almost complete; the school will open this August.
  • Design work for Jefferson Elementary School will begin next month; the new Jefferson will open in 2018.

 

New middle school groundbreaking - March 30, 2016
New middle school groundbreaking - March 30, 2016

Update - January 21, 2016

  • Design work is complete for the District's fourth middle school which will be built near the intersection of Keene Road and Belmont Boulevard; the general contractor will be selected in late February; the new school will open in August 2017.
  • Construction of the new Marcus Whitman Elementary School is on schedule to open this August.


Update - November 6, 2015

Marcus Whitman Elementary students had an opportunity recently to sign one of the beams being used in the construction of their new school. Yesterday a crane moved that beam into position at the site and it is now in place. The new Marcus Whitman is on schedule to open next August.

The signature beam at Marcus Whitman
The signature beam at Marcus Whitman

Update - August 14, 2015

We have excellent news to report……all five current construction projects will be completed on time in the next two weeks……Lewis & Clark, Orchard, and Sacajawea Elementary Schools, HomeLink, and the Fran Rish Stadium visitors’ side.

Marcus Whitman Elementary School
Demolition of the existing Marcus Whitman is almost complete. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Marcus Whitman will be held in two weeks. The school will open in August 2016.

New Middle School in West Richland
The District this week awarded the site preparation bid to Goodman & Mehlenbacher Enterprises, Kennewick. The work includes site cleaning, site grading, and building pad preparation.

 

Update - May 22, 2015

HomeLink (Jason Lee campus) - The modular sections are now on site. A crane will be moving the sections into place in the coming week.

Lewis & Clark, Orchard, and Sacajawea Elementary Schools - Construction continues at all three schools. All three are on schedule to open this August.

Marcus Whitman Elementary School - Demolition of the existing Marcus Whitman will begin in June. The new Marcus will open in August 2016. Marcus students will attend the old Sacajawea during the 2015-16 school year.

New Middle School in West Richland - Construction documents are being prepared. The project will go out to bid next winter.

Fran Rish Stadium Upgrades (visitors’ side) - Framing and infrastructure work continues.

 

Update - March 12, 2015

Lewis & Clark, Orchard, and Sacajawea Elementary Schools - Construction continues at all three schools; all are on schedule to open this August.

Marcus Whitman Elementary School - The construction bid has been awarded to Fowler General Construction, Richland; demolition of the existing Marcus Whitman will begin in June; the new Marcus will open in August 2016.

Jefferson Elementary School - School board members decided in February that the entire school will be replaced, not just the 1953 wing; additional state funding will allow construction of a 50,000 square foot Jefferson and still keep all nine bond projects within the $98 million approved by voters; the new Jefferson will open in 2018.

HomeLink (Jason Lee campus) - The site development bid has been awarded to Big D’s Construction, Pasco; work will begin by mid April.

New Middle School in West Richland - Design work is continuing; the project will go out to bid next winter.

Fran Rish Stadium Upgrades (visitors’ side) - Foundation forms and walls are going in.

 

Update - January 28, 2015

Construction continues at Lewis & Clark, Orchard, and Sacajawea Elementary Schools. The work ranges from steel and foundation work to painting, piping, electrical, drywall, outdoor curbing, irrigation systems, and boiler installation; Orchard has the tightest timeline; all three schools will open this August.

Marcus Whitman Elementary - The City of Richland is reviewing the design plans; the project will go out to bid on February 26; demolition of the existing Marcus Whitman will begin in June; the new Marcus Whitman will open in August 2016; Marcus Whitman students will be displaced next year to the Sacajawea campus while construction is taking place on the new Marcus Whitman.

New Middle School in West Richland - The schematic design was approved at the January 27 school board meeting; the next phase is preparation of the construction documents; the school will open in August 2017.

Fran Rish Stadium Upgrades (visitors’ side) - Storm drains and steel helical piers are being installed.

HomeLink (Jason Lee campus) - The City of Richland is currently reviewing the design proposal.

Jefferson Elementary School - School board members will begin discussing how to replace the 1953 wing at their February 10 meeting.