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WVU Tech Campus Could Become College for Former Foster Kids

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MONTGOMERY– The West Virginia University Institute of Technology campus could become a college for former foster care children.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports KVC Health Systems is hoping to turn the Montgomery campus into a college for children who have aged out of the foster care system.

Tommy Bailey, a lobbyist at Spilman, Thomas & Battle, has helped the Kansas-based nonprofit with negotiations to lease the campus then purchase it.

Bailey says WVU and KVC Health Systems have reached a general agreement, but no lease-purchase agreement has been signed yet.

WVU plans to announce more details of the agreement Wednesday.

If an agreement is reached soon, Bailey says KVC would hope to attract a group of about 50 students to the college within a year.

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