Richland School Board to narrow down bond options tonight

<p>Jefferson Elementary School</p>

Jefferson Elementary School

The Richland School Board is hoping to adjust its proposed bond tonight, after parents spoke out against the potential closure of Jefferson Elementary School.

Currently, the proposed $98 million bond would turn Jefferson into the new home of the Three Rivers HomeLink program, which is outgrowing its current building.

But the board has decided to look at other options to see if Jefferson can stay a K - 5 school.

Tonight, board members are expected to come up with a new plan to present to community members.

Then, next week or the week after that, they're expected to make a final decision.

"The board has talked about many different options. Tonight, we'll narrow it down. HomeLink will still be on the table, we'll still be talking about providing a facility for that public school. And that public school will, I don't know for sure where it will end up, but it will still be part of the bond I'm confident" said Rick Jansons, Richland School Board.

Tonight's meeting starts at 6:30 PM at the Richland School District office.