Tenders have been called for the construction of a new primary school in Bay Roberts to replace the one in Coley’s Point.
The new school will be located behind Amalgamated Academy on Eric Dawe Drive for students from Kindergarten to Grade 3. The single-storey facility will include 18 classrooms, a gymnasium, music room and cafeteria.
The region has been lobbying successive governments for years for a new primary school in the region. Area MHA Pam Parsons, who has raised the issue numerous times in the legislature, says work should begin in the spring.
Parsons says there is a large number of students in the three schools in Bay Roberts.