Friday, September 27, 2013

Middle School Replacement program top Capital Budget priority for School District in 2013-14

The quest by School District 52 to replace Prince Rupert Middle School with a new building will continue on into the 2013-14 school year, as the School District made the replacement program its number one priority in this years Capital Budget.

The replacement proposal was re-committed to at the School District's September 10th meeting, the first one held in the 2013-14 school year.

Replacing the Middle School, which was created with the merger of the city's two high schools at the time, has been identified as a high priority project by the Ministry of Education.

As the School District outlined at their meeting earlier this month, the estimated cost of replacement of the school will be 24 million dollars, the middle school replacement proposal was described as one that will allow the district to better meet the needs of its grade 6,7 and 8 students.

As we highlighted on the blog last year, the prospect of replacing PRMS goes back as far as October of 2012.  

It again came up for discussion in March of 2013 as the Ministry of Education ranked the proposed replacement as a high priority. 

The Capital Budget priorities were outlined as part of the September 10th session, you can examine the review of that item and the other points of interest from the School Board meeting from our blog item here.

More items of interest on School District 52 developments can be found on our archive page.

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