A new high school, renovations to make room for skilled trade centres and a new building for an adult high school, are some of the projects added to the province’s school capital plan.
Under the plan there will be 12 projects in 11 communities over the next five years. The total investment for the new projects is estimated at $85 million.
“New schools or major renovations are significant for our communities,” said Zach Churchill, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “We can address enrolment pressures or needed repairs and introduce new program options for students. I’m pleased to say that five new skilled trade centres will be added to schools in communities across Nova Scotia.”
The investment this year includes a new high school in Bedford Ravines, Bedford, which will be co-located with the previously announced pre-primary to Grade 8 school on Broad Street, and the purchase of Newbridge Academy in Dartmouth, announced on Sept. 30, for the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP). Government also remains committed to a CSAP school on the Halifax peninsula, which was announced in the 2018 plan.
This is great news for our region. Our community is growing, with almost 1,500 more students in the last year alone. We are excited to see this new school in the fast-growing areas from Bedford Ravines to Clayton Park. Planning for new schools is tremendously exciting and we look forward to working with the province and community on this project. Elwin LeRoux, regional executive director, Halifax Regional Centre for Education.
- the five schools receiving skilled trades facilities are North Nova Education Centre, New Glasgow, Ecole Par-en-Bas, Tusket, Liverpool Regional High School, Liverpool, East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy, Antigonish, and Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre/Academy, Inverness
- a building will be purchased and renovated for the alternative high school at West Hants Education Centre, and the Windsor Adult High School. The schools currently share leased space in Windsor
For a list of the 12 projects visit: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/capitalplan