Colchester County weighs options after Tatamagouche Elementary declared surplus by CCRCE

Colchester County council is taking the next few weeks to decide whether or not to take ownership of Tatamagouche Elementary School and property.

The Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education (CCRCE) declared the former school surplus, as the new Tatamagouche Regional Academy will open to students this week.

County Solicitor Dennis Scott told council an inspector went through the building last week and will need some time to put together a recommendation.

District 7 Councillor Michael Gregory says the school is old, was built in three pieces and is full of asbestos.

He says the cost of tearing it down will be big, and no one in the community is interested in taking it over.

Gregory says three groups took a look at the school and property, but all declined.

Council is expected to make a decision on the matter on September 27th, the day before the deadline set by CCRCE.

Should the county decline to take it over, CCRCE will begin the process of disposing of both the school and property.