KENNEWICK, Wash-- Virtually nothing will change when the Kennewick school bond is put to voters for a second time this May. But expect to see more signs on the side of the road in the coming weeks about the issue.
That's because the school district thinks a little boost is all voters' need to pass it. The school district wants to bring in $60 million dollars to build a new elementary school and fix four others. The bond was less than a percentage point from passing this time around. It was so close, that's why the school board voted unanimously to try once again in a few weeks.
"the need hasn't gone away," says spokesperson Lorraine Cooper. "The same buildings and the same over crowding is currently going on, and we're going to need to get the word out to folks, so we maybe just need a little more time to do that."
Cooper says less than half the ballots sent out were even returned. She hopes spreading the word might help motivate more people to vote.