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Tri-Cities Prep Plans Meeting to Discuss Expansion

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Pasco --  A three point seven million dollar expansion project is underway at Tri-Cities Prep, and Thursday night backers will meet to talk about the plans, and about money.

About one million dollars have been raised for the project, and part of the goal of Thursday's meeting is to garner support. 

Already the first phase is underway.  It'll be funded by donations, grants and in-kind services.

Included in the plans are a high-tech science lab, a multi-purpose room and classrooms.   There'll also be a new entryway and chapel.  

The meeting is Thursday at 7 pm at the school.  

Meanwhile, Steve Potter, who has been principal of the school for four years, last week was named president.   Prior to working at Tri-Cities Prep, he was at the Richland School District for twenty-four years and at Pasco School District for seven years.

"Steve has been an integral part of Tri-Cities Prep's growth and success," said Rick Orth, Chair of the Tri-Cities Prep Board of Directors.  "The enrollment has nearly doubled and construction has begun on a new addition to the facilities, thanks to his dedication and leadership with the board, faculty, families and volunteers."

A search for his successor as principal is underway.