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School district supports impact fee

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PASCO, Wash. -- The Pasco school district wants the city council to consider possible impact fees to deal with the district's growth.

The fees are being discussed by the city's planning commission, and would charge an unspecified amount to developers looking to build in the city.

Pasco is one of the fastest growing communities in the state, and the burden of that can be seen in the city's school system.

The district says the fees are necessary,"some of the things we might do with that money might be additional portables or adding on some place to an existing school building. We will never make enough in impact fees to build a full building,"explains John Morgan of the Pasco school district.

Morgan says the district has proposed a $4,800 fee, but the city council will make the final decision.

The impact fees won't have any effect on the multi-track school year the district has proposed to deal with school overcrowding.