Reviews still underway for high school

Connor Doucette
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School reviews underway

RIVER HEBERT – Reviews are still underway concerning the conversions planned for the high school in River Hebert.

The province budgeted $6 million to convert the high school in the small community into a primary to grade 12 facility.

However, tenders came in extremely over budget, department spokesman Glenn Friel said.

“The cost was more than 40 per cent higher than what was budgeted.”

Things are currently on hold until the department and school board can figure out what the issues are and how best to deal with them.

 “It would be irresponsible to move forward until we know why the tenders were so much higher,” Friel said.

“We understand that this is important to the community, and that’s why we’re working with the school board as we speak.”

Friel was not able to say for sure when work can begin on the project once again, but the review should start showing some results in the coming months.

connor.doucette@amherstdaily.com

Geographic location: RIVER HEBERT

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  • asonj
    August 07, 2012 - 10:57

    Would anyone like to shed some light on why that school was torn down in such a hurry with no set plans for the future development. Any health concerns with the old building?

  • bill
    July 26, 2012 - 17:13

    It is good to see the reporter ask all the hard hitting questions !!!!!

  • john
    July 26, 2012 - 17:00

    Why when Springhill High went over budget the school board came up with the money. Construction cost has gone up at least 5% per year for the last 5 years. I only have a grade 12 education ,so I guess I am not smart enough to figure that it is not going to get cheaper to build the school the longer it takes. 2.4 million does not seem like much for our children's education. How much money did Dexter give to the richest family in Atlantic Canada.