By Eddi Trevizo for The Arizona Republic
The Western Maricopa Education Center will ask voters to approve a $75M bond (AZBEX, April 20), which supporters say, would build four campuses across the Valley and expand access to vocational classes to thousands of new students.
If approved, West-MEC plans to use $38.8M, the bulk of the bond money, to build four career education campuses in Surprise, Buckeye as well as in north and west-central Phoenix.
The bond money would provide $12.7M to purchase leased buildings and land, $12.4M to purchase furniture, equipment and to build infrastructure, $7M to renovate existing facilities, and $4M to pay for street improvements near West-MEC facilities.
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