SE Kansas tech education center gets $1 million

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — The Bicknell Foundation has given $1 million to a group seeking to build a centralized technical education center in southeast Kansas.

Pittsburg superintendent Destry Brown says the proposed center will house several technical education courses currently offered to high school students and adults by Fort Scott Community College in cooperation with the five school districts in Crawford County.

He says the gift, which was announced this week, also will allow the current programs to expand.

The Joplin Globe reports the $1 million will help to buy a building and 18 acres, as well as expanding the building to accommodate all of the programs and provide more parking.

A timeline for development will be set after backers of the project raise another $300,000.


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