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Pasco school district meets with voters over bond

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PASCO, Wash. -- The big message the Pasco School District has for voters concentrates on buildings, but not the brick and mortar kind, these are portable classrooms.

Throughout Pasco, there are 116 are these structures. The bond measure they're asking voters to approve would build a new elementary, and middle school.

The $59 million  measure would also renovate other district buildings. Election day is April 26th.

A meeting at McLoughlin Middle School Wednesday night is one of many events planned to educate people about the challenges for space the district is facing.

Leaders point out there's only one school that is operating under capacity and that's the new high school, Chiawana.

"But the fact remains, that nobody like to ask to have taxes, but the other side of the issue is the inn is full," says John Morgan of the Pasco School District.

But some voters are tired of the taxes, "The timing just isn't proper to do another school bond measure and have it pass because we just had one with, I believe two or three years ago with the building of chiawana and adding another high school," says Pasco resident Taylor Lingo.

The other meeting will occur at Ochoa Middle School on March 1st and Stevens Middle School, March 31st.