Leaky school roof attracts ire of MLA
Leak is minor, says Public Schools Branch
The roof is leaking at Souris Regional School, says MLA Colin LaVie, and he wants the P.E.I. education minister do something about it.
LaVie, the Progressive Conservative representative of Souris-Elmira, brought up his concerns in the legislature Thursday.
"It's a renovated school. For another $4 million you would have had a new school. You would have had a new school with good roofs," said LaVie.
"To the minister of Education, your new schools are leaking, your old schools are leaking, your caucus is leaking. Why are students and staff forced to go to school with leaky roofs?"
Education Minister Jordan Brown said $2 million are set aside for capital repairs each year and it's up to the public schools branch to determine the needs.
The Public Schools Branch told CBC News the leak is minor and only occurs under certain wind conditions. and that it will continue to monitor the situation.
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With files from Katerina Georgieva