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Pasco School District ask for voters help

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PASCO, Wash. - The Pasco School District is running out of room and is asking voters to approve a school bond in April.

Thursday night the school district hosted a public information meeting at Stevens Middle School. The bond is for $59 million.  The money will go to a new elementary school, middle school and also improve other district buildings.

Campaign leaders say the growth in Franklin County has really affected the district and most schools are overcrowded. In fact, in the last 10 years the district has grown 71%.

"That's a lot to account for in existing buildings. We are proud here in Pasco that people want to come here and live and join our community, we also hope they all recognize that we need to build new schools," said Valerie Moffitt, wit the Pasco Citizens for Better Schools.

If passed, the state will match about $50 million to the bond. Election day is April 26th.

To learn more about the bond issue click on the following link: