The Richland School District and Richland School Board thank community members for supporting the recent $99 million bond issue. The February 14 measure received a 62% yes vote. District staff are now working on establishing timelines for the construction projects.
“It’s exciting to be part of a vibrant ‘can do’ community that supports education,” states Superintendent Rick Schulte. “This forward thinking vote means that all RSD students will learn in high quality educational environments. Approval of this bond issue is a milestone event which will positively impact Richland and West Richland families for decades to come.”
Planning for the following construction/renovation projects can now proceed:
- Replace Badger Mountain Elementary School
- Replace Tapteal Elementary School
- Build a new elementary school on Belmont Boulevard in West Richland
- Build a new elementary school in south Richland
- Richland High School - auditorium improvements
- Fran Rish Stadium - home side improvements and installation of field turf
- Hanford High School - athletic field improvements including installation of bleachers, restrooms, and field turf
- New RSD Teaching/Learning/Administrative Center
- Preschool Center (renovate 1982 Jefferson wing)
- Classroom additions/Land purchases
The estimated total project cost is $141 million. The District expects to receive $42 million in state assistance funds.