RCC bond levy approved

Medford, Ore., — A $20 million bond levy to improve Rogue Community College facilities was on the ballot for voters in both Jackson and Josephine counties.

The school is looking for the money to put towards improving, expanding and renovating facilities for students.

Property owners would pay approximately 5 cents per $1,000 dollars of assessed value.
For a $200,000 dollar home that’s $10 dollars a year.

Voters in Jackson County approved measure 17-69, their votes outweighing Josephine County’s no vote.

With 53% percent of voters backing the measure.

We spoke with RCC President Dr. Peter Angstadt, who said they are very pleased. He said, “Students don’t know any political barriers, it’s we that place the political barriers. Students just want to be educated and trained and that’s what this bond was all about.”

The extra funding will focus on additional training opportunities for health care and career and technical education.

President Angstadt is retiring next month. In late March the school named Cathy Kemper-Pelle as it’s next president.

She is a graduate of one of America’s leading graduate programs in community college leadership at the University of Texas.

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