During a meeting with The Dickinson Press, state Sen. Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, indicated that the state government is considering allocating portions of the legacy fund for career and technical education across the state.
“We can use some of those resources from the legacy earnings to invest in career academies. It could be in programming; it could be in equipment; it could be in bricks and mortar,” he said.
Gov. Doug Burgum, also present, said that he and Wardner are committed to bringing technical education throughout the state and pointed toward the partnership of Bismarck Public Schools and Bismarck State College as an example.
“Senator Wardner and I have been advocating this last session and will be advocating it again this go around, but we need