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NorthWest Arkansas Community College Considers Program

Posted: June 10, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- NorthWest Arkansas Community College administrators are considering a program designed to help adults with cognitive disabilities get a degree and find a job.

At A Glance

Bond Sale

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Board of Trustees on Monday approved a resolution authorizing the issuance of tuition bonds to pay for land in Washington County. The college has an agreement with land owner Philip Taldo to buy 20 acres next door to Springdale’s Arvest Ballpark for $2.4 million, according to Debi Buckley, the college’s chief financial officer. Expenses associated with the bonds make the price about $2.6 million.

The college has identified this site for construction of a facility intended to serve Washington County residents. The bonds are being issued strictly to pay for the land. The college intends to raise money to pay for the building.

The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board and a legislative review panel still must approve the land purchase, meaning it won’t become official until August at the earliest.

Source: Staff Report

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