Tight budget won't delay ORHS

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OXFORD - Oxford residents are breathing a sigh of relief upon learning their community's proposed new school won't be delayed by the province.

"It was something we were wondering about, especially in light of what was happening elsewhere, but we've been told there won't be a delay and we're pleased with that," school steering committee member Paul Jones said Tuesday.

When the province brought down its budget last week, some of the Department of Education's more than 40 school construction and renovation projects were being put on hold because of budget adjustments.

"We've talked to Murray Scott and people from the school board and neither have given us any indication there would be a delay and that's welcome news," said Jones, who chaired the committee which recommended the construction of a Primary to Grade 12 facility to replace two aging schools.

Scott, the Cumberland South MLA and justice minister, said Oxford has waited a long time for a new school and he moved quickly to receive assurances the project wouldn't be delayed by the budget.



dcole@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Department of Education

Geographic location: OXFORD

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  • bob
    January 18, 2010 - 11:21

    Being an Oxford native and an ORHS student, when the school was just about new, I believe a new structure could be the catalyst to kick start the town again...hopefully. That and John Bragg's housing initiative bodes well for the future I think. Mr. Bragg should be well applauded for a move that, in theory, will help the town as well as himself (in his case helping maintain a stable workforce.)
    Well done, John!!!