Career & Technology Education millage on ballot today
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

CENTREVILLE – Voters in St. Joseph County will be asked to decide the fate of a millage proposal for Career and Technical Education on Tuesday.

The proposal, presented by the St. Joseph County Intermediate School District, is asking for one mill for a ten year period to help fund the CTE programs at all schools in St. Joseph County, along with the ISD. If passed, it is estimated the millage would raise $2.3 million in the first year.

Over the last 18 months, the CTE Consortium has been holding open houses to explain the millage request and to listen to what the community has to say. One of the main comments presented by residents is that they support CTE, but are concerned about the cost of the program.

St. Joseph County ISD Superintendent Dr. Teresa Belote says she has spoken to businesses who have a real need for employees trained in technical skills. School leaders say they need to do a better job of letting students know at a younger age of the technical jobs available to them in their own communities.

Polls will be open until 8 PM.


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