Largely because the city is struggling to keep up with it's rapidly growing population and growing school numbers, the Pasco School District will ask voters to approve a bond in November.

Thursday, the district announced they will seek to pass a $99 million dollar bond, which will provide for the following projects:

  • Replace Stevens Middle School
  • Build Elementary school #16 (as yet unnamed until-if bond passes)
  • Build Elementary school #17
  • Build Middle School #4
  • Transportation facilities and bus maintenance bays
  • School security upgrades
  • replacing a number of school building roofs

Other projects would be paid by the $99.5 million dollar bond. Pasco tried to pass a similar levy in February of this year, but it was defeated as it reached only a 54% approval instead of the two-thirds super majority. For more details on the bond, click here.