Pasco school bond now passing with 61% of vote

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Impact Fees

Pasco's proposed $46.8 million school bond to build three new elementary schools is now passing, 61.72% to 38.28%.

The Franklin County Auditor's Office counted more than 1,000 ballots today.

Last night, the bond was failing 59.35% to 40.65%.

Election officials expect to count more ballots tomorrow.

Officials say there are 127 ballots left to count.

The official results will be finalized in about two weeks.

The bond needs 60% to pass.

Richland's $98 million bond is also passing, 66.38% to 33.62% - that will pay for the replacement of three elementary schools, and the construction of a new elementary and middle school.

Touchet's $6.5 million bond to renovate Touchet Secondary School which serves about 250 K - 12 students is barely passing, 60.39% to 39.61%.

But Walla Walla's $48 million bond to renovate Walla Walla High School has failed, 53.3% to 46.7%.

The district does not know if it will re-run the bond.