$98-million Richland School District Bond - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

$98-million Richland School District Bond

Posted: Updated:

RICHLAND, Wash. - It's been over a decade since the Richland School District has put a bond on the ballot. Tuesday night the school board approved a resolution that will place a $98 million bond issue on the February ballot. It's the largest bond in the district's history.

School Board President Rick Jansons said they've had months of community input and are asking for the lowest possible bond rate they can get by with. The district looks to make $130 million worth of improvements, addressing overcrowding and health and safety issues.

"We've had power outages, major ones at two of our elementary schools in the last two days," said Jansons. "A few months ago we had a leak in the foundation at Marcus Whitman Elementary which would be replaced with this bond and that flooded some of the classrooms."

The improvement projects include building two new schools and making safety improvements at Fran Rish Stadium.

The bond would be a property tax increase of about 34 cents per $1,000 meaning yearly taxes would go up about $68 for a $200,000 home.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge

    9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:28:14 GMT

    The 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge begins Thursday, June 21 through June 24.  

    More >>

    The 9th annual Tri-Cities Geocoin Challenge begins Thursday, June 21 through June 24.  

    More >>
  • Odors reported in 242-A pump storage room

    Odors reported in 242-A pump storage room

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:16:22 GMT

    Two Hanford workers were released back to work after undergoing medical evaluation Friday for odors reported in the 242-A pump storage room airlock. 

    More >>

    Two Hanford workers were released back to work after undergoing medical evaluation Friday for odors reported in the 242-A pump storage room airlock. 

    More >>
  • Sheriff's deputies looking for Hermiston Comfort Inn & Suites robber

    Sheriff's deputies looking for Hermiston Comfort Inn & Suites robber

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:04 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:04:22 GMT

    On Sunday, June 17 at about 1:27 a.m., the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery that had just happened at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Hermiston. 

    More >>

    On Sunday, June 17 at about 1:27 a.m., the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a robbery that had just happened at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Hermiston. 

    More >>