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NIC Picks Prairie For Tech Programs

A new $15 million Career Technical Education Building will be located on North Idaho College's 40 acres on the Rathdrum Prairie, but how it will be financed is still in question. After years of planning, the NIC Board of Trustees met Monday night to finally settle on a new location for the facility. While the decision certainly was not unanimous, it drew a three-vote majority, with Trustee Judy Meyer casting the sole dissenting vote. Meyer debated the merits of integrating the technical programs with the academic student body on the Fort Grounds campus, but it wasn't enough to convince the other members of the board - including Chairman Ken Howard, who only votes in the case of a tie, but said he would have voted with the majority on that motion. He said each of the four proposed locations had its merits and each would have made a great location for the tech programs/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you favor locating the North Idaho College tech programs next to Kootenai Technical Education Center on the Rathdrum Prairie?

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