The Wolfville School is among seven schools in the province that will be able to access $500,000 in funds to create a business plan for a future renovation project.
The money, announced Dec. 7 by Education Minister Ramona Jennex, will assist school boards in hiring consultants to help in the preparation of comprehensive business cases. Government and school boards will work together on preparing the cases. As these projects move from study to implementation, further government approvals will be necessary.
"This is very good news for the community - I'm glad I can say it out loud, finally," she said.
Jennex told The Advertiser Friday that the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board will be able to access the funds right away to begin the process. She's hoping the business case will include a community consultation session and will focus on maintaining the school's rich history.
"There's no question Wolfville School needs renovations, and it will get them," Jennex said.
This process, she said, will help create a plan that will show the government exactly what the school and the community needs.
"I know the Wolfville School is very important to the community and I'm so pleased that through this process, the school board will be able to hire a consultant to scope out what's needed," Jennex said. "I've already had a conversation with the mayor and I'm hoping this will be an opportunity for the community to have a say in what they'd like to see happen.
For more, see Tuesday's edition of The Advertiser.