New Building for Three Rivers Homelink Program

The Richland school board voted to build a new building for the Three Rivers Homelink program.

Three Rivers Homelink enrolls about 400 students in grades kindergarten through 12th.

Students learn online and in the classroom.

The program leases spaces from Southside Church but with growing numbers in enrollment they need more space.

The school board doesn't know where the new building will be or what it will entail but they hope it will be finished in time for the 2015-2016 school year.

The project is estimated to cost $10 million.

It is being paid for as part of the $98 million school bond.

The Richland School District also plans to rebuild three elementary schools. Build two brand new schools, remodel portions of Jefferson Elementary School, replace the heating and cooling systems at Chief Joseph Middle School, and make safety improvements at Fran Rish Stadium.