Richland School District will celebrate the opening of its newest school Friday.
A groundbreaking ceremony for Jefferson Elementary School is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday. The ceremony is taking place north of the existing building. Community members are invited to attend.
Pasco-based Big D’s Construction is removing debris left from the demolition of a wing of the former school along with preparing for the new building’s foundation.
The school board is expected to decide in June on a contractor to build the school. The 65,000-square-foot elementary school is scheduled to open in August 2018 and house 537 students.
The school is the final project included with the district’s 2013 bond.