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An architect’s drawing of the proposed new entrance to the Waterloo Career Center.

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WATERLOO — The Board of Education Monday is selling up to $20 million in sales tax revenue bonds to finance expansion of the Waterloo Career Center, where construction is already underway.

The board meets at 6 p.m. in the Education Service Center, 1516 Washington St.

Last month, the board approved a $13.22 million construction contract for the center’s 80,000-square-foot expansion. Other costs related to the project include architectural fees and contingency along with purchases of furniture, equipment and technology.

Located at the north end of Central Middle School, renovation work will expand the center into unused space — including the building’s second floor — and create a new 2,500-square-foot front entrance. By the time construction is complete in the summer of 2019, the district will have space for as many as 17 career and technical education programs. The center, which is already open, serves students from any Waterloo Community Schools’ high school.

The revenue bonds will be repaid with sales tax funds or a future bond issue.

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Waterloo Schools / HCC Reporter

Education reporter for the Courier

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