School Options Committee to present recommendations for Pictou Elementary Monday night

The Northwestern Pictou County School Options Committee will make a formal presentation to the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board Monday night as part of the ongoing school review process.

A school review was launched as the lease of Pictou Elementary, a P-3 school, expires in 2020, and also includes Dr. Thomas McCulloch Junior High and Pictou Academy.

Northumberland Regional High School was also included as a potential receiving school.

In January, the group told a public meeting it had two recommendations: either build a new Primary to Grade 12 school in Pictou or involve the province purchasing Pictou Elementary.

Monday's meeting is at 7 p.m. at Pictou Elementary, and school board staff are also expected to present a technical report with more information.

A decision by the board will not be made until a meeting next week.