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01/24/2014

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AN SCTI FOR NORTH PORT The main Sarasota County Technical Institute campus is located at the intersection of Proctor and Beneva roads in Sarasota. Image courtesy School Board A SITE SELECTION PROCESS PROBABLY WILL BE CONCLUDED THIS SUMMER FOR A COMBINED TECHNICAL INSTITUTE AND NEW COUNTY LIBRARY IN NORTH PORT, WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS WORKING ON WAYS TO PAY FOR CONSTRUCTION By Rachel Brown Hackney Editor Staff members of the Sarasota County the district has carry-over school impact fee Schools, the City of North Port and Sarasota revenue that can be used for site acquisition. County are working on a project that would The tentative timeline calls for the purchase combine a new Sarasota County Technical to take place by the summer, he added. Institute (SCTI) and a second public library "I believe we will have a site soon," Todd in North Port, the school district's director Bowden, the district's executive director of of long-range planning told local government career, technical and adult education, told the School Board officials from all over members during their the county during the Convocation of I think we all understand we're in Jan. 21 workshop in Governments on Jan. a very fragile recovery, and I think part Sarasota. 17 at the SCTI main of that recovery is what we're talking Schools Superintendent campus in Sarasota. about today. Lori White added during that workshop Although Ken Marsh James Blucher Mayor said no funds are availthat staff is exploring City of North Port able for construction, revenue streams to

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