Non-Critical Lockdown on August 28th

Sacajawea Elementary School went into a non-critical lockdown Thursday at 8:45 a.m. when we thought a five-year-old student had gone missing. The Richland Police Department was called to help in our search effort.

 The good news is that we located the student in a first grade classroom at 11:45 a.m.  Because of a communication breakdown, one of our staff had an older student escort this student from the breakfast area to the classroom that the student thought he was assigned.  It was the student’s second day at Sacajawea and neither the student nor the receiving teacher were aware that the student was in the wrong location.

 This incident will give us an opportunity to review our protocols involving the transitioning of students from the breakfast area to their classrooms. We will learn specifically what kind of breakdown occurred and how we can correct that to make sure this doesn’t happen again.

 I thank all Sacajawea staff for responding quickly and calmly today. I commend them for a job well done. I also want to thank all the officers from the Richland Police Department who helped us today.

 If you have questions about the incident or want more information, please call me at 967-6325.


Jim L. Bruce


Hi-Cap Offerings for 2014-2015

The attached document has the current plans for highly-capable offerings for 2014-2015.  Planning is still underway, and this document will be updated frequently.

Safe Walking Routes

Important:  due to the construction of our new school and the presence of heavy equipment it is important that all students use the safe walking routes marked on this map.

Map of Sacajawea showing walking routes to school that avoid construction area.



The Richland School District recently updated several policies.  Notices about the updated policies are in the documents linked below.