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Let them eat grass, Pasco school officials say



Plans to build a new elementary school on recently purchased land along State Road 54 in Pasco County aren't likely to come to fruition for at least three years.

Rather than have staff maintain the property, school district officials have proposed that cows should do it instead.

They have recommended the School Board approve a land lease to Golden A Cattle Company, which grazed 22 acres over several years before the district bought it. The district says it could benefit by keeping the property occupied, which could keep trespassers and vandals away, as well as reducing the need to cut the grass.

The deal would bring the district $10 in the first year, with the option to renew for one additional year. The issue comes to the board on Tuesday.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:26am]


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