Calhoun Community College Land Purchase Voted Down By State School Board (Updated)

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Calhoun Community College's plan to buy 51 acres for a second Huntsville campus was nixed today by the state board of education.

The board voted 5-3 against permitting Calhoun to purchase land in Thornton Research Park near Bridge Street Town Centre.

State board member Mary Scott Hunter of Huntsville voted in favor of the plan.

Hunter posted on her Twitter account this morning that the board had concerns that the land purchase "would hurt Drake" State Technical College.

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