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March 10th, 2010

Some believe New Tech concept is beneficial, others say itís too costly

Abstract:
Some officials say an education program could attract new economic development and an educated workforce. Others say the focus needs to be on state-mandated cuts.

South Bend's New Tech High School program has been on the table and off the table. On Monday night it appeared the idea was on again ó but not without much debate, as school board members discussed several options to shave $8 million from the budget.

As the city, county and Notre Dame work to recruit companies to grow and develop at both Ignition and Innovation Park, D'Amico believes a New Tech school could help those efforts.

"It's going to be extremely critical for our area as we get into the nanotechnology initiatives and research and technology initiatives," he said.

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