Duchesne To Keep on Top of School Issue
© Jamie Heap-The Amherst News
District 9 county councillor Mike McLellan and Cumberland South NDP candidate Larry Duchesne look at across the street at the "Making Life Better For Families: An initiative of jobsHere, River Hebert Elementary School-Renovations," sign that is sitting on the front lawn of River Hebert District Elementary School. The sign also features the names Darrell Dexter, Premier and Ramona Jennex, (Education) Minister.
RIVER HEBERT-While it wasn’t Darrell Dexter or Ramona Jennex, the candidate running for the province’s governing party in Cumberland South visited River Hebert on Friday to better familiarize himself with the ongoing school issue.
“While the education system seems to be rolling along under the present conditions, I can see where the new school is needed here,” stated Cumberland South NDP candidate Larry Duchesne following a guided tour of River Hebert District High School. “It would be a real benefit to the community,” he added.
Like many concerned people living in the community, District 9 county councillor Mike McLellan, who attended the September 4 CCRSB committee-of-the-whole meeting this past Wednesday in Truro, is wondering what is responsible for the latest delay in the ongoing school issue, an issue that seemed to be moving forward this past June. “After calling Darrell Dexter’s office about five times on Thursday, I finally received a call back,” stated McLellan Friday afternoon outside RHDH.
“The information that I have is that it is in the hands of the Department of Education,” stated Duchesne. “All I can do at this stage is try to keep on top of it,” he added. “I’m just learning a little bit of the history of it,” concluded Duchesne.