BCSC to receive $750,000 for job training and education

The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation is set to receive additional money from the city of Columbus to help students prepare for life after the classroom.

The Columbus City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night authorizing the city’s redevelopment commission to grant $750,000 to BCSC. The redevelopment commission approved the measure in mid-July. Along with iGrad and transition planning, the funding will benefit the school corporation’s science, technology, engineering and math programs.

BCSC Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts says that this funding will help with training and learning opportunities to help special-needs students transfer to the workforce. This $750,000 will come out of the city’s central tax-increment financing allocation area. This marks the third consecutive year that the city has provided such a grant.

The city council voted unanimously to approve the request.