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Pasco School Board plans to revise Penny for Pasco job list



The Pasco County School Board is looking to stretch its Penny for Pasco revenue a bit farther than the projects it presented to voters in 2012.

The board plans to vote Tuesday to amend its resolutions for the money, to take $6 million from the 2004 tax and $12.8 million from the 2014 tax and put the amount toward a new elementary school in the Wiregrass Ranch area of Wesley Chapel.

No construction projects are supposed to be eliminated from the original list. District officials have budgeted in such a way, though, that extra funds should be available for the new school. The district aims to accelerate its construction plans because of increasing population growth and school crowding, an issue it hasn't faced for a couple of years.

To jump start the plans, the board also is set to approve bond sales not to exceed $135 million, based on anticipated revenue from the renewed Penny for Pasco. The sale date has not been set.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:11pm]


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