Building two new elementary schools are priority projects included in the Richland School District’s February 2017 bond issue. The District’s 11th and 12th elementary schools will provide the necessary classrooms as enrollment continues to grow and lower class sizes are implemented.
“We will soon need 47 additional elementary classrooms to handle enrollment growth and smaller class sizes,” says Superintendent Rick Schulte. “It’s no secret that the Tri-Cities population continues to grow. New housing developments are going up constantly and there are plans for more.”
One of the new schools will be built near the intersection of Belmont Boulevard and Bluewood Street in West Richland (RSD owns the land seen in the photo above). The second school will be built in south Richland at a site to be determined.