The Pasco School District has placed a bond on the Feb. 12 ballot and they want residents to know what it is for, what it will cost and why it is needed.The district will be holding a series of public meetings at various venues in the school district to provide complete details of its plans.

The bond includes funding to build three much-needed elementary schools, improvements to Stevens Middle School and New Horizon High School, and a number of other projects.  The levy is valued at $46.8 million. The taxpayer rate is .34 cents for every $1,000 of assessed home value. For example, a homeowner who's house is valued at $100,000 would pay about $34 dollars a year.

Public information meetings will be held at the following locations:

  • Jan. 17 at 6:30 pm at both Whittier Elementary School and Chiawana High High School in the libraries.
  • Jan. 22 at 6 pm at McGee Elementary in the library
  • Jan. 24 at 6 pm at the C.L. Booth Administration Building in the boardroom.
  • Jan. 29 at 5:30 pm at the Frost Elementary library
  • Jan. 31 at 6 pm at the C.L. Booth Building board room.

All sessions will have Spanish translation available, and the Jan. 29 meeting at Frost Elementary will also offer Russian translation.

For more details and information on the upcoming Pasco levy, click the button below to view the website.