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Kalama Elementary School rendering

A rendering of the front of the new Kalama Elementary School. 

The Kalama School District is holding a town hall Tuesday to update the public about the elementary school construction project. 

Attendees can ask questions and comment on the project.  The meeting is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Kalama High School Auditorium. 

Emerick Construction crews broke ground on the school in June. Construction has proceeded without without delay, according to the district. 

Voters approved a $63.4 million bond in February 2018 to finance the new school and make improvements to the high school. It will be Kalama’s first new school in 66 years. 

The district and construction team made some adjustments to the project this spring because of high costs, but Superintendent Eric Nerison said in April none of the planned projects were cut.

According to the district, the construction plans satisfy six areas of improvement requested by the community, including increased capacity, classrooms for arts and music, a larger kitchen and cafeteria, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math spaces, safety improvements and a high-school regulation gym. 

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