School capital construction project wishlist sent to province for funding

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TRURO – The local school board has decided which capital construction projects it wants the province to consider priority.

School capital construction project wishlist sent to province for funding

During the regular Chignecto-Central Regional School Board monthly meeting this week, the board voted on seven schools its wants placed on a priority wishlist for capital construction. Three of them are located in Colchester County – Cobequid Consolidated elementary, Cobequid Educational Centre and Shubenacadie district elementary - and all seven will be forwarded on the Department of Education for provincial funding consideration.

Herb Steeves, director of operational services, told the Truro Daily News the majority of work needed relates to windows, roof repairs, electrical updates and heating upgrades.

“These are all end-of-life things,” said Steeves.

Regarding Cobequid Consolidated elementary in Old Barns, which was third on the priority list, painting and reconfiguration of the gym are needed, said Steeves.

He said Truro’s CEC, which is six on the list, requires roof repairs and it’s “exceeded its normal end-of-life” for many operational systems.

Number seven on the list, Shubenacadie district elementary, needs “general refurbishment,” said Steeves.

Other schools on the priority list are a Pictou East primary to 8 school (top of the list), Springhill elementary, a Trenton primary to 8 school and a primary to 12 school for Hants North.

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

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