School bond would add 2 schools in west Pasco

The new schools that Pasco voters will decide on in April would be built in west Pasco.

The Pasco School Board agreed Tuesday to ask voters in the April 26 election to approve a $59 million bond for two new schools and an early learning center.

With that money, the district would build a middle school near Road 52 and Powerline Road, and an elementary school at Road 60 and Sandifur Parkway, Superintendent Saundra Hill said Wednesday.

Both properties are on the plateau area west of the Tri-Cities airport and north of existing development.

Also included in the bond measure will be money for a new early learning center. The location of the center has not been finalized, Hill said, but it's possible it would be built on land the district already owns between roads 48 and 52 just north of Court Street.