Schools

Legislators approve nearly $1 million for TVCC

ONTARIO – Treasure Valley Community College received nearly $1 million from the state as part of a massive spending bill approved by the 2019 Legislature.

Nicknamed the “Christmas Tree Bill,” House Bill 5050 will deliver about $1.32 billion to local projects across the state, from Clackamas to Malheur counties.

Treasure Valley received $975,000 toward construction of a new Career Technical Education Center.

The college board approved plans last year to remodel and expand the current Vo-Tech building into a state-of-the-art facility for its CTE programs.

The plan is to remodel the current 18,000-square-foot building and add 12,000 square feet at an estimated cost of $6.3 million. However, high construction costs have delayed TVCC’s progress on the project.

To pay for the project, the college has applied . . .