CAPE CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER NEARS COMPLETION
Cape Girardeau Career &
Southeast Missouri students (young and old) will
soon have access to a new $11 million dollar state of the art
technology center as the school's career and tech center nears
completion on Silver Springs Road near Interstate 55.
This success story began back in May of 1997
with the Cape Girardeau Public
School's purchase of 75 acres of land. The property
has been used for the technology center and the school's
new high school facility.
Tom Kelsey, broker with Lorimont Place, Ltd. handled the
real estate transaction.
As the educational center nears completion, site
work is well along on the adjacent tract that will be occupied
by the new 216,000 square foot high school. At a cost
projected at $23 million , the new energy efficient school will
feature larger classrooms, modern security systems, gymnasium
space, large cafeteria area and fields for both band and
Dr. Dan Steska, Superintendent of Public Schools
said these important and needed educational facility
advancements have been only possible because of the support of
the community. The passage of a multi-million dollar bond and
tax issue to fund the new construction projects has enabled the
school's building plans to become a reality on the Silver
Springs Road site.