PASCO, Wash.—Most students, teachers and staff have a strong opinion after the Pasco School Board approved a multi-track year-round calendar Tuesday night. KNDU wanted to know whether or not a bond on the ballot could be another solution.
The board says they will discuss the possibility of another bond, but there are a few big issues. It would cost about $70,000 just for the filing charge, and voters did not pass the bond the board put on the ballot earlier this year.
"Will they pass another bond issue? I mean it failed last time," says Sherry Lancon, Pasco School Board.
The Pasco School Board approved a multi-track year-round school year, which means come 2013 schools that are that overcrowded will split up into four groups. Each group will have 60 days of class followed by 20 off. The schedules will rotate so only three-fourths of all students are in class at the same time.
To operate the school year-round, the school plans to use money that is already in their budget.