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White Bluffs Elementary in Richland, WA

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Move over, Wiley Elementary, there’s a new school in town.

And it’s bringing some trepidation and uncertainty with it. I had a mom approach me the other day, “Cari! Are your kids going to White Bluffs or staying at Wiley next year?”

I told her we live squarely on top of what is called ‘bird hill’ (streets named Hummingbird, Seahawk, Eagle, etc) so it would be Wiley for us. I asked her about her situation. She lives in the White Bluffs area so her son, who has attended Wiley for the past few years, is expected to go to White Bluffs next year.

Parents are nervous about the change, as parents will be. The kids probably don’t care, as kids don’t usually compare and contrast schools and discuss them over dinner!

So, where is your child going next year?

Update: Richland is a by-choice district, and if a parent got their petition in before the deadline, their Wiley boundary child can attend White Bluffs, or the White Bluffs child could attend Wiley. In a stroke of sheer stupidity, apparently the children will not know what school they’re going to attend until after Labor Day. O-kay…school begins August 28th this year, so how exactly will this work?

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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