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Facility Project

Since the Springfield Clark Career Technology Center (CTC) was founded in 1967, more than 14,000 students have passed through our doors. CTC, formerly known as the Springfield-Clark County Joint Vocational School (JVS), currently offers high school students from Clark County the choice of 23 programs in healthcare, engineering, IT, and other high-demand career fields. 
 
Student enrollment is severely limited by undersized classrooms.  CTC has turned away nearly 200 qualified students for the current 2024-25 school year alone and 1,200 over the past 11 years. That is why we are embarking on a major overhaul of our outdated facilities.
 
Although CTC has undergone a number of updates, renovations, additions, and construction projects since our founding, most of our 7 buildings that house our 800 students are more than 50 years old

Why does CTC need a new building?

While CTC’s buildings meet the requirements of the time they were built, by today’s standards they are outdated and undersized, severely limiting the number of students CTC can accept.

As part of its process, OFCC conducted a robust analysis of CTC facilities. The agency found a number of issues that need to be addressed. 

The agency determined the cost to renovate the building exceeded two-thirds of the cost of a new building and recommended building a new facility.

What will the project cost?

The total project is estimated to cost $90 million.

The new facility would be built on the existing property - CTC owns over 100 acres. No additional funds will be needed to purchase land.

 

How will it be paid for?

The building would be paid for through a combination of state and local dollars. 

CTC has been approved to receive $38.7 million in funding from the state through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.

The remaining $51.3 million would be raised locally through a 1.4 mill tax levy.

What will the cost be to property owners?

How much will it cost me?

The cost per property owner is based on the Clark County Auditor's appraised value. Appraised value is NOT the same as market value. 

Find Your Appraised Value

What does the ballot say?

The ballot language for the primary election on March 19 is in the process of being finalized with the Clark County Board of Elections
 
The November 2024 General Election ballot draft language:
Proposed Bond Issue and Tax Levy (Additional)
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center (CTC) Joint Vocational School (JVS) District
 

Shall the Board of Education of the Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center (CTC), a joint vocational school district (JVS), Counties of Clark, Champaign, Miami and Greene, Ohio, be authorized to do the following:

(a) Issue bonds for the purpose of paying the costs of the local share of school construction under the State of Ohio Vocational School Facilities Assistance Program, together with, as applicable, new construction, improvements, renovations, and other additions to school facilities, as well as equipment, furnishings, site development and improvements, facilities for workforce development, safety and security measures, and all necessary appurtenances for the foregoing, as well as capitalized interest, in the principal amount of $59,000,000, to be repaid annually over a maximum period of 37 years, and an annual levy of property taxes to be made outside the “ten-mill” limitation, estimated by the county auditor to average over the repayment period of the bond issue 0.94 mills for each $1 of taxable value, which amounts to $33 for each $100,000 of the county auditor’s appraised value, commencing in 2024, first due in calendar year 2025, to pay the annual debt charges on the bonds, and to pay debt charges on any notes issued in anticipation of those bonds? and

(b) Levy an additional property tax to provide funds for general permanent improvements, that the county auditor estimates will collect $1,481,000 annually, at a rate not exceeding 0.46 mills for each $1 of taxable value, which amounts to $16 for each $100,000 of county auditor’s appraised value, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2024, first due in calendar year 2025? FOR THE BOND ISSUE AND TAX LEVY AGAINST THE BOND ISSUE AND TAX LEVY

 
For the tax levy
Against the tax levy

Voter and Voting Information

For complete and up-to-date information visit ClarkCountyAuditor.org to:

CTC By the Numbers

FAQs

Current Facility Stats

50

The average age of CTC's 7 buildings is 50 years.

39M

The OFCC (state funding agency) has allocated $38.7 million dollars toward the project (nearly 50% of the cost).

150

Nearly 1,000 students turned away du