Apollo Career Center has an item on the ballot for the upcoming May 7 Primary Election with a bond issue for enlarging, improving and rebuilding structures, including the maintenance of classroom facilities, at a rate not exceeding 0.19 mill for each one dollar of valuation.
The levy will cost $2.56 per month per $100,000 assessed home value and if passed, Apollo will receive $23 million in matching funds from the state of Ohio.
The income will be used to improve, expand and renovate buildings and facilities to acquire career-technical equipment and upgrade the school site to meet the needs of 21st-century learning.
The current Apollo Career Center is 36 years-old and has plumbing, heating and electrical issues. In recent years, space and technology upgrades have also become critical to the career center.
Ohio School Facilities Commission funds have now been made available and the administration believes this is the time to take advantage of this opportunity.
Apollo plans to keep all current structures and renovate the buildings, also adding two additions to the house programs. If the levy passes, Apollo plans to renovate the high school building by: renovating the total facility and upgrading to the HVAC electrical and plumbing; upgrade technology, fire alarm and security systems and wireless network; and new science labs; lecture hall/ testing lab; new Career Technical program space for automotive and carpentry programs; Career Tech renovations to add on-campus Sports Fitness and Exercise Science and Alternative Energies; and parking lots and sidewalks.