Richland School District completes Elementary No. 11

The Richland School District’s newest elementary school doesn’t have a name yet, though it opens for students on Aug. 28.

The school off Belmont Boulevard at 2100 Sunshine Ave. in West Richland will temporarily house students and staff from Tapteal Elementary School this school year, and potentially Badger Mountain Elementary the following school year, before gaining its own students, staff and name.

Tapteal Elementary is moving into the new building while its school at 705 N. 62nd Ave in West Richland is rebuilt and replaced—a $19.9 million project that’ll be completed in August 2020.

The $17.5 million Elementary No. 11 is two stories with 65,000 square feet of space. There are 24 regular classrooms, four classrooms for special education services, designated spaces for music and art, a gym, multipurpose room, administrative offices and a playground.

This is the district’s 11th elementary school and will serve students in kindergarten through grade 5.

The school is included in the $99 million bond approved by voters in February 2017. The bond, plus state assistance, will pay for new schools, replace existing schools and pay for other facility improvements.

Chervenell Construction of Kennewick was the general contractor. Design West Architects of Kennewick was the architect.

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