New elementary school announced for Springhill area

A new elementary school for the Springhill area is one of thirteen upcoming projects under the province's $300 million School Capital Plan.

In total, nine new schools were announced Monday, and four new major renovation projects.

The new investments are in addition to five new schools currently in progress and the renovations to Frank H. MacDonald Elementary School in Thorburn.

The province also announced the purchase of two P3 schools in Cape Breton that had previously been identified to be returned to the developer.

The department says schools are chosen based on the priorities submitted by the Regional Centres for Education and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP), with the determining factors being enrolment pressures, facility condition and available funding.