Mission Board of Training tells NDP authorities to maintain its promise to construct new secondary college – Mission Metropolis File

Tracy Loeffler says the Board of Training is busy advocating for the neighborhood, and has despatched a letter to Premier John Horgan, saying the NDP authorities must maintain its promise and make the mission a brand new secondary college.

Löffler, the board president of Mission Public Faculties, expressed his dismay on behalf of your entire Board of Training, writing that “The Ecole Mission Senior Secondary seismic substitute has been postponed indefinitely, and we have to take this mission together with our different 5- Must resubmit the capital priorities of the 12 months.”

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The letter additional states that on October 13, 2020, the NDP authorities had made an election promise to exchange the Mission Senior Secondary College. The college was initially constructed within the early Fifties.

“There was no point out of seismic upgrades or retrofits, however there was a promise for a whole substitute. The John Horgan authorities will put the wants of the mission’s college students, their households and our neighborhood first,” NDP legislative candidate Pam Alexis stated on the time. We want a brand new college that gives a top quality studying surroundings and helps in offering the very best training for our college students.

Following the election, the board was suggested to submit a enterprise case for seismic improve, retrofit or full substitute. So far, the associated fee to construct the scheme is $193,789.57 and is to be reimbursed by the province as soon as the mission is accredited.

“We obtained notification that the mission has been faraway from our capital plan, with the notice that it’s now delayed. The board is now burdened with bearing the price of the marketing strategy for an indefinite variety of years. Native capital is not going to be obtainable for initiatives and upkeep.”

The letter additional states that as a result of extraordinarily speedy development it’s anticipated that 4 new major faculties will likely be required inside the subsequent 10-20 years.

“We estimate the price of creating 4 new enterprise plans for these faculties will likely be within the vary of 1 million {dollars}. We should not have the native capital funds to create enterprise plans after which cowl these prices for doubtlessly years. “

The letter concludes with Loeffler stating that the board understands important capital price pressures for the province, however that the college nonetheless must be constructed.

“Our neighborhood was promised a substitute college by the NDP celebration throughout the 2020 provincial election. It’s 2022 now and we’re additional behind on this mission than we had been two years in the past. Your authorities made a promise to the mission neighborhood, and we’re asking you to maintain that promise and transfer the Ecole Mission Senior Secondary College substitute to the highest of the listing of main capital initiatives.

See full letter beneath.

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