Pasco breaks ground on new STEM elementary

PASCO, Wash. -- Pasco broke ground on its newest elementary school and STEM building Thursday.

Barbara McClintock Elementary is expected to be ready in the fall of next year. It's off Road 60 and will hold about 700 students.

This project is the last one Assistant Superintendent John Morgan has overseen before his retirement at the end of the month.

Reporter: "You have a legacy here in Pasco and in the Tri-Cities in general, what does this day mean to you?

John: "To me, it means we're helping to meet the needs of our community and for our kids and for our staff. I've been very fortunate to work with great people and have great support and you know, you're gonna miss all this, but it's time for another phase."

The building will cost around 21 million dollars.