Mid-Columbia Partnership gets new home in remodeled building


    The district remodeled the old Desert Hills Middle School for MCP. The new building has 11 classrooms, a gym, cafeteria, offices and family spaces.<p>{/p}

    Kennewick School District's homeschooling program got a new home today.

    The Mid-Columbia Partnership moved from a series of portable classrooms in the parking lot of the Fruitland building. The district remodeled the old Desert Hills Middle School for MCP. The new building has 11 classrooms, a gym, cafeteria, offices and family spaces.

    "I think that this building will provide a sense security of and be a safe place for kids,” said Kelly Anderson, parent liaison for MCP. “We hope kids can come and feel like it's a home for them as they start out at MCP and then continue with us.”

    The district says they are thrilled to better meet the needs of the growing program. In the portable classrooms teachers were sharing rooms. Students say this will give their program a stronger sense of community.

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