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Warren County Career Center was on the ballot Tuesday, November 7, 2023, asking Warren County taxpayers (within our career tech planning district) to help fund a new 1,100 career tech student campus. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) would also fund a portion of this project.
We hope this page provides the key information you need regarding our ballot issue. Be sure to check out the FAQ overview section at the bottom of this page for answers to additional questions.
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.
STATE SHARE I
Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) will fund $21,652,908 of the total project.
LOCAL SHARE I
To generate the amount needed for the co-funded project amount of $67,300,000
The cost would be $29.44 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.
Hear from Warren County Auditor Matt Nolan regarding our ballot issue.
This video was filmed and edited by our Main Campus Digital Media Program students.
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 $29.44 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 I Local share of building fund
Ballot language: 0.641 mills for a period of 30 years for each $1 of taxable value, which amounts to $22.44 for each $100,000 of the county auditor’s appraised value for the local share of school construction.
LEVY I 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.
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.