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Pasco School District hosting school bond information meetings

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PASCO, Wash. -- Pasco School District leaders are hosting public meetings to talk about the April 26th school bond issue.

 Wednesday night's meeting was at McLoughlin Middle School. The bond is for $59 million to build a new elementary school, middle school and a west side early learning center for kindergartners.

 Since 2000, enrollment in the district has increased by more than 6200 students, resulting in overcrowding in almost every school.

 Bond campaign leaders are hoping people will come to the meetings to learn about the need. Valerie Moffitt/Co-Chair, Pasco Citizens for Better Schools: "There were good questions and we had a real diverse group and this is a hard, complex issue and we really encourage people to come out and be well-informed about it," said Valerie Moffitt, the Co Chair for Pasco Citizens for Better Schools.

Valerie also said they're looking for volunteers for their "Vote Yes" campaign. If you're interested in volunteering or have questions about the bond, contact the Pasco School District offices.

There are two more public meetings to discuss the bond, March 1st at Ochoa Middle School and March 31st at Stevens Middle School.