|Citizens for Centralia Schools||
Strong Schools, Strong Community
THE AVERAGE AGE of our school buildings is nearly 70 years old. Centralia High School is the newest, at 48 years old. Education has changed a lot in 70 years! Many new demands are placed on school buildings to accommodate current learning needs. Fifty portable classrooms are now being used throughout the district. They take up valuable playground space, isolate students and teachers from core building areas like gyms and libraries, are a security risk, and are not equipped to support 21st century education. Infrastructure limitations prevent us from fully equipping existing schools with appropriate modern technology. Three elementary schools and the high school were categorized in a State of Washington study as being in “poor” physical condition in spite of diligent maintenance by the district over many years.