Site suggestions for new Bible Hill elementary school to be re-submitted to the government

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TRURO – More options for a new Bible Hill-based elementary school are being presented to the Department of Education after an earlier failed attempt.

Site suggestions for new Bible Hill elementary school to be re-submitted to the government

A site selection committee recently offered the provincial government two site options for the erection of a new elementary school to replace Bible Hill Central and Bible Hill East Court Road elementary schools. Those sites were rejected because the government was looking for three options.

Last week, the site selection committee met and, according to a report presented at the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board on Wednesday night in Truro, “was adamant in not wanting to see the project delayed.”

The committee agreed to provide the previous two sites, as well as a third site, to the government as requested.

The report also indicates “any of the sites submitted would benefit with the purchase of adjacent lands.”

Keith MacKenzie, the school board vice-chairman and area representative, told the Truro Daily News the suggested sites are not being released until one has been chosen by the government. MacKenzie also said the potential purchase of an adjacent land “would be a significant” purchase if that option is chosen, but he was unable to say how large the property in question is or a potential cost.

 

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

Twitter: tdnMonique

Organizations: Central Regional School Board, Truro Daily News

Geographic location: Bible Hill East Court Road, Chignecto, Truro

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