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Special Election for North Scott Schools

Legat Architects
North Scott Community School District
Regional Innovation Center

Residents of the North Scott School District will decide on Tuesday whether to fund Vision 25.

That's the long range school improvement plan that will cost an estimated 45 million dollars.
Superintendent Joe Stutting says Vision 25 includes a 'Regional Innovation Center' for kids interested in manufacturing, agriculture, and construction.

"Skilled labor- is definitely a huge shortage- not just in the United States, in Iowa, but in the Quad Cities. Our regional center would give us more career pathways for our kids."

Other upgrades would include athletic facilities, technology training labs, and multi-purpose rooms, across the district's schools.

Stutting says nearly half of the funding would come from the state, and district tax payers would be responsible for 25 million.

"This is really our, North Scott Vision 25 is about increasing opportunities for students, and increasing our pathways to help kids take one step towards their future."

Voting will take place from 7 am to 8 pm on Tuesday. Voters can go to the Scott County Library in Eldridge, the Princeton Community Center, or the Donahue Fire Station to cast their ballot.

Susanna Kemerling is WVIK Quad Cities NPR's 2022 Fellowship Host/Reporter. She graduated from Northern Illinois University for Media Studies in Communication and spent the last year working as a Teaching Assistant through the graduate program at NIU.