Warren County Career Center will be on the ballot Tuesday, March 19, 2024, asking Warren County taxpayers (within our career tech planning district) to help fund a new career tech student campus. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) would also fund a portion of this project.
WCCC first opened its doors in 1976; the workforce has changed vastly since that time. Jobs are different and many things have changed since that time. New facilities and equipment give students experience with the technology needed to compete and advance in a changing world.
WCCC serves students of all ages by providing career exploration and skilled workforce training to contribute to the economic progress of our communities; the current campuses hold preschool, high school, and adult education programs. Satellite programming is available for grades 7-12.
The issue's passage will allow Warren County Career Center to:
- Build a new secondary campus and use the existing facilities to offer adult education during the day and evening.
- Expand programming to meet the workforce needs of the local community.
- Give more students access to our career technical programs.
The new facility would be built on the same property as Main Campus. The existing buildings at Main and Atrium Campuses would serve adult education students and community partners.
We currently have only a basic architectural concept provided through a pre-bond contract. When designing the final facility,
we will prioritize input and ideas from our students, staff, business partners, and community.
Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) will fund $21,652,908 of the total project.
This bond would generate the $67,300,000 amount needed for our portion of the project.
TOTAL COST: $88,952,908
The cost would be $28.63 per year for homeowners with a home valued at $100,000.
Home values are based on the Auditor's true assessed value. Click below to visit the Warren County Auditors website for home values.
The cost per homeowner is based on the Warren County Auditor's assessed value. Homeowners with a home valued at $100,000 would pay a maximum of $28.63 per year for 30 years.
As the region continues to grow and more homes are added to the area, the share of the cost will be spread amongst more homeowners, allowing each homeowner to potentially pay less each year.
BOND ISSUE for the local share of building fund
Ballot language: 0.618 mills for a period of 30 years for each $1 of taxable value, which amounts to $21.63 for each $100,000 of the county auditor’s appraised value for the local share of school construction.
LEVY for the required maintenance fund
Ballot language: 0.20 mills for a continuing period for each $1 of taxable value, which amounts to $7 for each $100,000 of the county auditor’s appraised value for the ORC required fee when participating in an OFCC project.
$21.63 + $7 = $28.63
Bond (.618 mils) + Maintenance Fund (.20 mills)=
Total per $100K Homes Assessed Value
The mills and amount are slightly reduced from the Nov. 2023 ballot because of the increase in property values county wide.
There were 800 applications for only 534 spots, resulting in over 250 students not getting into the career program they wanted.
Applications have steadily increased in recent years, with more students being turned away each year.
As you will see, this presentation covers the topics on this page and gives more program specific information.
We have been sharing this at meetings with local community groups, civic organizations and partner school board meetings.