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New Pasco elementary school coming?

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PASCO, Wash--  The Pasco school district purchased land at the corner of Sandifur and Road 60 many years ago, with the hope of building a new elementary school.

The executive director of operations for the Pasco school district tells us the need for a new school is there now but funding isn't, in part because tax payers helped pay for Chiawana High School.

On Thursday, school leaders will apply for a special use permit to keep the wheels turning, because they know sooner or later, a new school will likely come here.

"So we're looking down the road.  We don't know when yet, (but) we do know where, because we bought the land a number of years ago," John Morgan says.  "But to be able to, when the voters decide and when the board decides, to possibly place a bond--which hasn't been decided yet--then we can move forward with a project for an elementary school."

The planning commission will hear from school leaders.  They even have an idea to build a middle school nearby.