Ministry announcement on Port’s multi-purpose building soon

  • Aug. 9, 2006 5:00 a.m.

The Ministry of Education is expected to announce shortly whether it will be contributing over $1-million to move the Port Clements elementary school into the village’s planned multi-purpose building.
Port has been planning the building for several years. It will replace the village office and community hall, and include space for the Vancouver Island Regional Library branch.
The village and the school board have put forward a plan to add a couple of classrooms to the building, so that it could replace the Port Clements school, which needs costly upgrades and is far too big for the number of students currently attending.
But right now, the project is on hold while they wait to see if the Ministry of Education will contribute the $1.2-million needed to add the classrooms.
“We’re kind of at a standstill,” Port deputy clerk Heather Nelson-Smith said last week.
Ms Nelson-Smith has written a letter to the other funding agencies involved in the multi-purpose project, updating them on the current delay.
Last week, community leaders attending the protocol meeting in Port Clements voted to write a letter to Education Minister Shirley Bond, supporting the idea of incorporating the school in the multi-purpose building.

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