The Clinton Community School District is encouraging all district voters to support the Eastern Iowa Community College bond vote for this upcoming Tuesday, March 2. As part of the $40 million bond measure, there will be a new Career and Technical Education facility built on the Clinton Community College Campus at an estimated amount of $8.5 million dollars. This facility will support the following CTE pathways for future Clinton High School students: Agriculture, Automotive Technology, Construction Technology, Culinary, Engineering Technology, Education, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Welding.
The opportunity to pool resources between local school districts and EICC will provide more robust CTE programming and better access for high school students with high interest in these areas. In particular, a CHS student will now have access to the Agricultural pathway which is currently not offered. There will be opportunities for students to work with more expensive equipment like virtual welders or automotive diagnostic equipment where a single school district could not afford this by itself.
EICC has timed this bond vote to align with an expiring bond issue. Taxpayers will not see an increase from what they have paid over the last decade.
Students in Clinton County have not had the same opportunities in these CTE pathways as students in other parts of the state where CTE Regional Centers have operated for over the last decade. This is an opportunity to level the playing field for our future students and also fulfill a workforce development need in the community.
Please vote on March 2 and support our students.