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School board approves multi-track school year

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PASCO, Wash.--School board approves multi-track school year. On Tuesday night the Pasco School Board unanimously approved a multi-track school system. It's for elementary schools in the area. Part of the measure that was approved moves 6th graders from middle school down to elementary.

It's only the elementary schools that will have the 4-part- tracks of 300 hundred students throughout the year. It leaves room for growth up to 1,200 children per school. A solution to deal with overcrowding schools.

At the meeting survey results showed student attendance gains in the district over the years. This year growth was up by more than 500 students. Not all schools in the district will change to multi-track at the same time.

What will happen is schools that have tried to fix overcrowding with portables will now have the option to go to a multi-track system.

The earliest schools will be able to make changes to a multi-track school year is 2013-2014.