The Kennewick School District has released a capital projects update for January, detailing what's happening with the new Kennewick High, Tri-Tech remodel, as well as the new Amistad Elementary, and when Kamiakin and Southridge High Schools will begin their renovations.

Amistad Elementary, which originally opened in 1992, will become the largest elementary in the district when completed this coming summer. It will have 42 classrooms. The school is located just north off of 4th Ave. not far from Lampson Stadiium. 22 classrooms are being added.

The all new Kennewick High School continues to rise from the ground, the track and field and tennis areas will be finished in February and ready for use this season. The new two story school will open for good in August 2021. While some selective demolition is still slated for the old parts of the school, when finished it will pretty much be all brand new.

About 16,000 square feet is being added to the Tri-Tech Skills Center on Metaline and Kellogg,  you probably have seen it when you drive by. More space for Culinary Arts and a new Physical Therapy program are among the additions taking place. It will be finished this summer.

Both Kamiakin and Southridge High Schools will see their renovations begin starting this June just after school is completed, and both will be finished by July 2021. KaHS is getting a dramatic face lift on the north end, with a new turf field and track and more. When finished, both schools will add at least 12 or more classrooms, and will hold 2,000 students. Southridge will look vastly different with it's 12 new rooms, as well as front of school.

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