School Construction Assistance Awards Announced

Sixteen school districts in Washington State will benefit from more than $213 million in capital campaign money made available by the state legislature and Governor Chris Gregoire.

In Wapato alone, the district will receive $23.2 million in state assistance for the Wapato High School remodel and rebuild project.

District officials say the rest of the money will come from a $20 million bond approved by voters in February 2011.

Other school districts receiving funding in our area are East Valley (Yakima), Kennewick and Yakima.