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Firm hired to design Richland School's Special Programs building

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RICHLAND, Wash. -- The Richland School District has hired CKJT Architects from Kennewick to design a new Special Programs Department building.

Over the next few weeks, CKJT will be determining the size, space, and functionality needs of the department and base a design on those needs.

 The design and estimated costs will be presented to the Richland School Board in late August or early September. "The school board reached consensus that we must provide a safe and productive environment for Special Programs staff. The existing building is simply inadequate," says Superintendent Jim Busey. "Investing in a new Special Programs building is a wise use of tax dollars. It will enable staff to serve students and parents in a much more efficient manner."

The existing Special Programs building was given to the District by the federal government in the 1950s. It was originally built in the 1940s as military officers' quarters for officers serving on the Hanford nuclear reservation during the Manhattan Project.

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