Investing in Kennewick's Future

2015 Bond Projects Overview

  • August 2016: Opened a rebuilt Desert Hills Middle School on Clodfelter Road
  • August 2016: Opened the new Sage Crest Elementary on 38th Avenue south of Ridgeline Drive
  • January 2017: Opened the new Chinook Middle School on 27th Avenue near the intersection with Southridge Boulevard
  • August 2017: Replaced Westgate Elementary on 4th Avenue 
  • August 2018: Opening a new Amon Creek Elementary in the Clearwater Creek development on Rachel Road in Richland
  • Ongoing: Completing additional projects including new roofing, and HVAC systems in existing older buildings, IT network upgrades, land for a future high school, land for a future elementary school, pre-Kennewick High School design work, and bond costs/fees.

    Note: Completion of all items on the project list is dependent on receipt of state matching dollars.

Proposed 2019 Bond Timeline

  • March 2017: Architect selected for Kennewick High School remodel/replacement
  • Spring 2017: Architect begins educational specifications process with Kennewick High School staff
  • Summer 2017-Fall 2017: Community input meetings
  • Fall 2017: Facility Committee reviews/updates district 10-Year Plan
  • Summer 2017-Summer 2018: Kennewick High Project designed by architect
  • September-October 2018: Project Cost Estimates Completed
  • November 2018: School Board passes bond resolution
  • February 2019: Bond election
  • April/May 2019: Construction begins


Robyn Chastain
Director of Communications and Public Relations
(509) 222-7424