The South Shore Regional School Board is hosting a public information session on April 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of South Queens Junior High School. The presentation will also include an update on the overall process, and a question and answer session with the board and Department of Education staff involved with the project.
A new middle school for South Queens was announced in 2010, to replace the aging junior high. The school will be built on the existing sports field, and incorporate some of the former Queens Memorial Arena structure.
The province is putting $15 million into the construction project, with an opening date set for September 2013. Students will stay in the existing school until the new one opens. The old one will then be torn down to make way for a new sports field.
The current junior high is configured for grades 7-9, but the new middle school will change to grades 6-8. Grade 9 students will go to Liverpool Regional High School, and the Dr. John C. Wickwire elementary will have Primary to Grade 5.