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Pasco School District approves bond measure

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PASCO, Wash. -- The Pasco School District is running out of room, fast. They've experienced an explosion in growth.

The school board voted last night to place a $59 million dollar bond on the ballot. The bond would provide the ability to build a new elementary, middle, and high school.

District leaders hope voters will understand the need for the money.

"We have to educate the children of our community, and in order for us to keep moving down this path, we need the facilities to do that," says John Morgan of the Pasco School District.

Right now, the district uses portable trailers to provide additional classroom space. However, school administrators say the portables are not enough. The state will match $50 million dollars to the bond. Voters will make the decision on April 26th.