Thursday, February 11, 2010

J.C. Wickwire Study

A feasibility study of the Dr. J.C. Wickwire Academy in Liverpool concludes the school was not designed to accommodate expansion.. Superintendent Nancy Pynch-Worthylake says the province requested the South Shore Regional School Board to carry out the study to determine the appropriateness of renovating the facility to address the need to replace the existing South Queens Junior High School. The architects suggest a new middle school could be constructed for approximately the same cost as renovating J.C. Wickwire.
Currently Dr. John C. Wickwire Academy includes grades two to six , in a 45 thousand square foot building that was constructed in 1995. Pynch-Worthylake says the Board passed a motion to request a new grades 6 to 8 middle school, and also wants a meting with the Minister of Education to discuss the matter.

Bolivar-Getson Returns Items

Former Lunenburg West MLA Carolyn Bolivar-Getson will be returning items to government surplus that were purchased during her time as MLA. Bolivar-Getson says she has consulted with the Speakers Office on numerous occasion since she ceased to be an MLA last June, on how to handle the items in her possession. She says she was advised on a course of action and adhered to it. Bolivar-Getson says all the items were purchased under the rules and approved by the Speakers Office. She wants to give all the items over to government surplus as soon as possible.
Among the items being returned are computers, digital cameras, desks, printers, a generator, a television and other general office items.