CSCC Putting Bond Issue on the March Ballot
Columbus State Community College is proposing a $300 million bond issue for the March 2020 ballot to fund the modernization of its facilities.
CSCC’s capital plan details facility and IT infrastructure maintenance and improvements to the campus’ buildings whose average age is nearly 50 years.
Specific improvements outlined for the bond money include projects to:
- Redesign, renovate, and expand classrooms, labs, and other educational facilities
- Upgrade technology to better prepare students for the modern workplace
- Address deferred maintenance, repair deteriorating infrastructure, and ensure safety and accessibility for all members of the College community
Many of the improvements are focused on improving facilities to prepare students for in-demand jobs, including careers in healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing, engineering, business, public safety and more, that are vital in the region’s growing economy.
“For thousands of students, Columbus State represents an affordable path to a sustainable, prosperous future,” says CSCC President David Harrison. “The modernization of our facilities is key to the success of our students and the employers who hire them.”
The 0.065 mil bond would equate to less than $2 per month for each $100,000 of property value for Franklin County homeowners. Collection of the bond issue would begin in 2021 and run through 2045.
The bond issue has received letters of support from One Columbus, The Columbus Urban League, The Columbus Chamber of Commerce, the YWCA Columbus and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.
For more information, visit cscc.edu.