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Online Application Process - FastTrack

The Kelso School District uses the Skyward FastTrack program for online applications. To be considered for employment with the Kelso School District you must complete our online application and submit required supplemental materials as listed in the job description. Each position requires a separate application. You must have a valid email address and will need to create a user profile as a first time applicant. Your profile will be used to complete an application for each position you want to be considered for.

Our FastTrack application consists of a standard employment application and a series of "Conditions of Employment" and "General" questions. A variety of required documents will also need to be uploaded or scanned into your application (i.e. resume, letters of recommendation). If you don’t have a personal scanner, public access scanners are available at office supply stores, libraries or you may bring your documents into our Human Resources Department for scanning.


Click here to view our frequently asked questions page regarding the FastTrack Application Process


Welcome to Kelso School District
We believe that every single person who works for Kelso School District is here for the student in the classroom. We each have an important role in making certain that each and every student in our system has an opportunity to be successful. Our business is education, and because what we do is so very important, we work hard to hire and retain the best. Our standards and expectations are high. We strive to provide an environment that promotes teamwork, job satisfaction and professional development.


Kelso School District serves nearly 4,900 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our students benefit from a dynamic curriculum that emphasizes basic skills, high standards and continual learning improvement.


Kelso School District is the largest employer in Kelso; the fifth largest in Cowlitz County. We employ approximately 650 full- and part-time staff, all working together to ensure excellence in educational opportunities for each and every student.



Kelso School District serves a population of more than 12,000 people living in and around the city of Kelso in the Cowlitz River Valley in southwest Washington State. Residents enjoy the benefits of "hometown comfort" and the advantages of two major northwest cities: Portland, Oregon, is 48 miles south and Seattle is 125 miles to the north.

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Human Resources Department • 601 Crawford Street • Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: (360) 501-1900 • Fax: (360) 501-1950


Kelso School District #458 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, the school district's Title VII Officer and ADA Coordinator. People of disability may request reasonable accommodation in the hiring process by contacting, Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 or (360) 501-1924.

Inquiries regarding compliance procedures regarding students may be directed to Don Iverson, Director of Student Services, the school district’s Title IX Coordinator or Denise Freund, Director of Special Programs, the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 501-1900.