The Chronicle Herald reports that the Nova Scotia government plans to build a new high school in Eastern Passage.
The province is not interested in a multimillion-dollar renovation to the existing school in the area because building new school is more “cost-effective.” The new school will accommodate students in Grades 10 through 12.
The new facility will cost $21 million, while renovations on the existing school were estimated to cost $15 million.
Premier Darrell Dexter said in a news release that a further $10 million will be spent to construct a skilled tradescentre at Cole Harbour District High.
The location for the new school hasn’t been decided, but it will be ready for the 2015-16 school year, Dexter said.