Six firms want to build Kemptville school

KEMPTVILLE – A half dozen companies have submitted bids to build a new elementary school to replace the aging Kemptville Public School.

Allison Grange, spokesman for the Upper Canada District School Board, told Brockville Newswatch the tender deadline was extended by one day due to inclement weather in early March.

Grange said the board received six bids by the end of the day March 3, 2016 and the proposals were being reviewed by a committee.

The winning bidder will be announced any day now.

The Ontario Ministry of Education has allotted $13,379,849 to cover the complete project is covering the cost of the County Road 44 school.

The one-storey school will be just under 44,000 square feet and have 14 rooms, holding 438 students. It will be about one kilometer north of the County Road 43 intersection.

The school should open in January 2018.

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