Board of Trustees approves $9.99M issuance of bond levy funds for projects

Thursday, February 21, 2019

NICC DISTRICT—At its meeting on Feb. 18, the Northeast Iowa Community College Board of Trustees approved a $9.99M issuance of General Obligation School Bonds to provide funding for the College’s first phase of construction and renovation projects.

The school bonds were issued for the purposes approved by voters in a Sept. 11, 2018, special election for the continuation of a $39 million bond levy.

Bond levy funds will support renovations and updates throughout its 5,056-sq. mile district to address four major priorities: educational programming and services, which include creating flexible, updated and collaborative learning spaces; infrastructure, including renovations to the Peosta Campus Main Building and Max Clark Hall on the Calmar campus; security, including district-wide camera and door security systems to enhance safety; and technology priorities that include replacing network servers and enhancing cybersecurity systems.

The College’s district, Area 1, includes public school districts in Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties, as well as sections of Bremer, Buchanan, Jones, Jackson and Mitchell counties.

Students enrolled in college programs, continuing education classes and job training programs attend campuses in Calmar and Peosta, and at service locations in Cresco, Dubuque, Manchester, New Hampton, Oelwein and Waukon. For more information about bond levy-supported projects and renovations, visit

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