Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees held a workshop to consider amendments to
the College’s Capital Projects Plan on Monday, July 15.
original Capital Projects Plan called for construction of expanded facilities
for the Trenton and Nashville Education Centers, renovation and expansion of
the Crisp Technology Center, and the construction of new Nursing and
Agricultural facilities on the main campus.
College recently signed an Intergovernmental Agreement with the State of
Illinois that allows for KC to utilize the former Animal Disease Lab on the KC
main campus for instructional purposes for a five year period with one five
year renewal period. Use of the existing
building, with the proposed new name “Kaskaskia College Agricultural Education
Center,” could be accomplished with a minimum of renovations and would allow
for the KC Agriculture department to begin utilizing the space in the near
future, lessening the need for a new building to be constructed for expansion
of Agriculture programs and facilities.
facility may also be used for providing public water testing services, and
there is a reported interest by the Farm Bureau and the University of Illinois
for maintaining offices in the newly acquired building. Both would be
considered excellent partners for the College.
of the Intergovernmental Agreement is on the agenda for the regular Board of
Trustees monthly meeting to be held on July 22.
proposed changes to the Capital Plan suggests that the Arena portion of the
original Agriculture Building be postponed for a period of time and the bond
funds originally allocated to the new Ag facility be used to complete the other
Capital projects on the list.
bond funds, as re-allocated, would allow for completing plans for the Capital
Projects s in a timely manner.
Board Workshop session met to discuss the proposed re-allocation of bond funds
before a vote is taken on the issue at the July 22 regular monthly Board