By Nancy Kelly
TC • MEDIA
Annapolis West Education Centre and Bridgetown Regional High School, plus a new elementary school for Cambridge are on the school board’s wish list.
At a special meeting of the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board April 19, a revised list of seven priority capital construction projects was unveiled. All school boards in the province received a request from the Department of Education in February to re-submit priorities for renovation and new construction to meet the province’s move to a “newer program with lower horizons,” explained Stuart Jamieson, director of finance and operations.
Six of the projects announced April 19 appeared on the board’s original list.
While the board’s new list does not prioritize the seven projects, it does separate them into one of three categories.
The first is renovations for planned amalgamations at Annapolis West Education Centre and Bridgetown Regional High School, to accommodate the addition of students from Annapolis Royal Regional Academy and Bridgetown Elementary School, respectively.
Two West Hants schools - Three Mile Plains and Windsor Forks District School - and Wolfville School will remain on the list for upgrades to gymnasiums and educational and classroom space.
New school construction to replace Cambridge School and Clark Rutherford Memorial School rounds out the list of capital priorities.
Submissions for renovations and new construction from across the province will be reviewed by the Department of Education, which is expected to make its decisions known to boards in the fall.