For nearly two decades, the city of Pasco has been experiencing significant growth — and most of those moving here are young families with children. Despite our city’s immense need for additional schools to serve these additional children, our school board has once again failed to put a bond on the ballot that will meaningfully address the rampant overcrowding that our students face.
We can do better — and we should. We serve an exceptionally large number of students here in Pasco, and those students shouldn’t be packed into schools like sardines. To put things in perspective, the city of Seattle has 10 times as many residents as Pasco — but they only have twice as many students.
Our small city has a big-city problem that needs to be addressed with a serious solution. Simply ignoring it won’t make it go away. Luckily, the solution is easy: Build more schools!
Matthew Polk, Pasco