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Kennewick School District Seeks New Middle/Elementary School Land Exchange

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The Kennewick School District is looking to exchange a piece of land for a larger piece of undeveloped property. The Kennewick School District is looking to exchange a piece of land for a larger piece of undeveloped property.

KENNEWICK, WA - The Kennewick School District is looking to exchange a piece of land for a larger piece of undeveloped property.

The District's Board of Directors on Wednesday passed a resolution for the exchange. The District wants to trade 32.75 acres in the West 10th Ave. and Hansen Park area for land near the intersection of Clodfelter Rd., 10th Ave., and Steptoe St. known as "Five Corners."

The District says they are currently discussing the idea with the property owners.

Superintendent Dave Bond says the land would be used to build both a middle school and a future elementary school on the same site. The new site would also allow more separation from Desert Hills Middle School and be accessible from multiple roads, whereas the 10th Avenue site is only accessible from one.

The law states the District may surplus the land no sooner than 45 days from February 26, the time of public notice. Any sale of the land must still be approved by the Board and must offer a larger site for both the middle school and future elementary school.

The district currently owns sites for two future middle schools and two future elementary schools.

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