Bond projects on track for Richland schools

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Bond projects are plugging away for the Richland School District. A full time project director was hired to handle the load.

Most of the projects in Richland are still in the design stage.

Fixing the H-VAC system at Chief Joe Middle School is still at the top of the list, but repairs won't happen until next year.

New elementary schools are likely to be two-story buildings.

Construction on the new middle school may happen faster to ease current over crowding.

Kevin Knodel, director of capital projects for the district tells KEPR, "Everything is really coming along just as it originally planned. if you look at how we laid out these projects and where we thought we'd be at this point, we're right on schedule."

Voters passed a bond to pay for these projects.

The new schools are slated to open in time for the 2015 school year.