School districts all over the area are growing with the population.
Both the Pasco and Richland school district broke ground today on elementary schools.
The Barbara McClintock STEM elementary school in Pasco is the the first stem kindercenter in the state of Washington.
Students who will attend the school helped board members break ground.
The school is set to open in August of 2015 and expects to have around 700 students.
Sacajawea elementary school also had it's groundbreaking today.
The school's new campus is just east of the current campus on Catstill Street in Richland.
Construction will start this summer and the school will be up and running for the 2015-2016 school year.
Once the school is up, Sacajawea students will be moved there. The old campus will then become home to students at Marcus Whitman School until their campus is fully remodeled.
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