Kelso School District Considers Boundary Changes

With the anticipated opening of the new Lexington Elementary and subsequent closing of Beacon Hill and Catlin Elementaries, Kelso School District is reviewing proposed boundary changes. The suggested changes would impact approximately 1,000 students (or 20 percent) currently in the Barnes, Beacon Hill, and Catlin Elementary boundaries and take effect beginning with the 2021-22 school year.

Boundaries for all other elementary schools (Butler Acres, Carrolls, Rose Valley, and Wallace) and both middle schools will remain the same.

For more detailed information and maps, click here.

Review timeline and opportunities for public comment are:

·      Community survey – open from March 10 – April 10 (click here to take survey)

·      Boundary Open House – April 16 at Kelso High School, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

·      School Board Hearing – April 27 at the District Office, 6:00 pm

·      Potential Board Resolution to adopt recommendation – May 11, 6:00 pm