WESTVILLE – Westville town council is not ready to give up on its middle school just yet.
Councillors announced Monday that they have written Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil asking for a meeting over the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board’s decision to close Highland Consolidated Middle School and move the students to Dr. W.A. MacLeod.
Council has also asked that an inquiry take place into board’s decision.
The Town of Westville has strongly opposed the board’s decision to close HCMS, stating it would cost the school board less to reopen it than to remodel Dr. W.A. MacLeod to accommodate the extra students from HCMS.
Highland Consolidated was temporarily closed last year after students and staff complained of a foul odour coming from the building and students were transferred to MacLeod in Riverton. The school board announced last month at HCMS would remain closed.