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River Hebert Renovations Go Ahead

Students in River Hebert will soon be attending an improved and expanded school.

Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey announced today, Dec. 5, that Dora Construction has won a $6.15-million competitive tender for renovations and an addition to River Hebert District High School.

The renovations will create a Primary to Grade 12 school. River Hebert Elementary will then close and students will move into the facility in 2015.

“The young people and families of River Hebert are eager to see this project completed,” said Ms. Casey. “I want to thank the community for its patience during this project. We made a commitment to see this project move forward again. After these renovations, the students will be attending a modern school that includes improved learning opportunities in all program areas.”

The province took over management of the project in September.

The renovations include updating the building and a two-storey addition. The project includes improved areas, such as a library, cafeteria, music room, science labs, a youth health centre and new elementary classrooms.

Total cost of the project is $10 million.

Source: Release

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