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Pasco school district proposes $46 million bond

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September 26, 2012 -

PASCO, Wash. - A $46 million bond for the Pasco School District will be up for a vote in next year. Tuesday night, the Pasco school board agreed to put the bond on the February ballot. 

In 2011, the district's $90 million bond failed, so board members surveyed student's families asking why. Now, based on those results, board members have reworked the proposal, and cut the costs of the bond in half.

"We don't have to go out and have a whole bunch of additional design costs for elementary schools," John Morgan, the Assistant Superintendent of Operations for Pasco Schools said, "because we have a design that we constantly upgrade and get to the lead standard in green schools, and it allows us to keep the design costs way down."

The bond would also combat overcrowding. If it passes, the district could build two new elementary schools, and move 6th grade from the overcrowded middle schools to the elementary schools.

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