Planning underway for $141 million in Richland school construction projects

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Richland School District will see $141 million in construction projects in the coming years after passing a successful construction bond last month.

District voters gave the green light for a $99 million bond with 61 percent approval, or 9,529 yes votes to 5,967 no votes.

The district is now establishing timelines for the construction projects.

“We thank district residents for their show of support,” district Superintendent Rick Schulte said. “It’s a positive result for the entire community.”

The projects include $42 million in state matching money. The district expects to retire the bond debt in 15 years.

“The citizens of Richland and West Richland realized there was a need to keep improving our facility and have responded in a big way,” said Rick Jansons, president of the Richland School Board.

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