State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn announces the release of about $213 million in capital construction money to school districts throughout the state including nearly $30 million to the Richland School District. The district will be using the money for three construction projects: Lewis & Clark Elementary, Sacajawea Elementary, and the new elementary in south Richland.
The $30 million in state assistance money represents about 64% of the $47 million total construction cost. The remaining $17 million is coming from a local bond issue approved by voters in February 2013.
The Lewis & Clark project broke ground in May with Sacajawea following in June. The new elementary in south Richland will break ground this Thursday.