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Mead School District buys land for new school

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This is roughly where the land is located. This is roughly where the land is located.
MEAD, Wash. -

An empty lot on Five Mile Road will soon transform into something much more. Facilities and planning director Ned Wendle says they don't know if it will be a elementary, middle, or high school yet, but it has more than enough room for whatever kind of school the district builds.

"It's a great piece of property!" Wendle told KHQ. "An incredible find!"

And that school is something Mead desperately needs, according to Wendle.

"If we had the school right now, we could have it two-thirds full. That's an area we're experiencing bigger than average growth."

Wendle says he's already getting a warm response from the community. Terry Livermore lives in Mead, near that empty lot, and thinks a new school in the area is a great idea.

"It's better than more houses up here. We don't need houses," Livermore said. "We need a school!"

Now that Mead School District bought the land, they say they have a long road ahead of them before a school goes up. But the first step in the long journey has been taken.

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