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.