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Superintendent Rick Schulte

Welcome to the Richland School District. We have an excellent school system with dedicated students, staff, parents and community members. We’re a team working together to help students succeed.  

Reading, writing and math are the cornerstones upon which academic success are built. Throughout the District, our teachers work hard to help students master these foundational skills. Additionally, in an effort to send students out into the world with well-rounded backgrounds, we provide quality electives in all core areas as well as in music, art, P.E., drama, business, and technical education.

Each school has an action plan in place to improve academic achievement. Principals and teachers use these plans to stay focused on student learning. 

Implementation of the Common Core State Standards is a focus guiding our improvement efforts. A new state test will be used in May 2015 to gauge initial progress and establish a baseline for continued growth. We encourage parents to familiarize themselves with the standards and the test since both will increase the rigor and raise expectations in all classrooms.

The Richland School District wants to help all children be the best they can be. Thanks for joining our team.

Please contact me if you have questions or ideas at: rick.schulte@rsd.edu or 967-6001.



Bond issue projects update - October 3, 2014

In February 2013, Richland School District residents approved the largest bond issue in the history of the Tri-Cities, a milestone event which is enabling us to update nine of our facilities. We are pleased to report that eight of these projects are underway with all proceeding on time and within budget.

  • The new HVAC system at Chief Joseph Middle School is now operational
  • The Fran Rish Stadium safety upgrades will be complete in August 2015
  • The new Lewis & Clark Elementary School will open in August 2015
  • The new Sacajawea Elementary School will open in August 2015
  • The new Elementary School in south Richland will open in August 2015
  • The new HomeLink School will open in August 2015 (at the Jason Lee campus)
  • The new Marcus Whitman Elementary School will open in August 2016
  • The new Middle School in West Richland will open in August 2017
  • In the near future, we will begin developing the educational specifications and schematic design for the replacement wing at Jefferson Elementary School.

The continual updating of our facilities ensures that all Richland students will learn in high quality educational environments. It’s exciting to be part of a vibrant community that supports education. Thank you.