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From The Detroit Free Press: SC Finds Private Partnerships to Improve Its Campus

Published Jan 04, 2017
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, Detroit Free Press Published 10:25 p.m. ET Dec. 26, 2016 | Updated 12:02 a.m. ET Dec. 27, 2016

When voters turned down a 0.6-mill request from Schoolcraft College in the fall of 2015 by a few hundred votes, things looked bleak for Schoolcraft officials' plan to improve the school's infrastructure and move forward on new buildings on campus.

Now, though,  the outlook is much more positive, thanks to creative partnerships between the college and some private organizations. Schoolcraft is a public community college in Livonia, funded both by student tuition and property taxes.

"The question facing us was were we willing to give up on all the projects that needed to be done," Schoolcraft President Conway Jeffress   told the Free Press.

The answer? No.

So a couple of major projects were put back on the table, including the building of a $6-million sports dome. The 110,500-square-foot sports dome measures 260 wide by 425 long and can be used year-round. There is also a parking lot and outdoor field.

Read the full article on the Detroit Free Press website. 

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