Quesnel’s Board of Education has submitted it’s 2017-2018 Capital Plan to the Ministry of Education and there is a familiar item back on the table.
It includes a request for almost 29-million dollars to replace Quesnel Junior School.
Board Chair Gloria Jackson says there is no doubt that it’s needed…
“We had a qualitative surveyor and a structural engineer come in and review QJS and Maple Drive because Maple Drive is potentially an option. And provide us with cost of repairs and this whole process was to see if replacement was required at QJS.”
That of course doesn’t mean that they’ll get it as this project was the top priority of the Provincial Government for more than a decade.
It was behind a second list however that focused on seismic upgrades for schools on the Lower Mainland.
Other items on this capital plan include…
“Flooring replacements, we continue to upgrade the H-VAC system at Correlieu, replacing lighting fixtures with high efficiency LED, ceiling tiles, mechanical systems and bus replacement.”
The total plan, worth more than 34-million dollars, also includes money to replace asbestos based flooring in eight elementary schools.