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Richland School Bond Passes with Supermajority Vote

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RICHLAND, Wash.-  The majority rules. And the majority of Benton County voters approved Richland's $98-million dollar school bond.

65.7 percent of voters said "yes" and Richland School Board members said they are ecstatic.

Now they say they're ready to move forward with plans to build a new middle school and elementary school.

As well as making much needed improvements at Chief Joseph Middle School, Fran Rish Stadium and Jefferson Elementary School.

Richland School District Interim Superintendent Rich Puryear said he had no doubts it would not pass.

"No, I knew that we would get this thru cause I think everybody saw the need and voted accordingly," said Puryear.

The school bond will also cover a new permanent home for the Three Rivers Homelink Alternative School.

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