Session set tonight for Pasco school bond issue

The Pasco School District will hold an information session focused on its upcoming bond election at 7 tonight at McLoughlin Middle School.

Voters living within school district boundaries will be asked to approve a $59 million bond issue April 26. It would pay for an additional elementary school, middle school, an early learning center and several building improvements and upgrades.

If passed, the bond would add an additional 95 cents per $1,000 of property value to existing taxes, or $95 for a $100,000 home.

The total cost of the projects is $109 million, according to Superintendent Saundra Hill. The state would pay for about $50 million of it.

Bond information sessions also are planned March 1 at Ochoa Middle School and March 31 at Stevens Middles School. All sessions begin at 7 p.m.