Update on Noble Central School modernization

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The Noble Central School modernization – which will greatly increase accessibility at the Palliser facility – is another step closer to reality.

The project was recently put to tender and contractors have until Jan. 12 to submit bids. The focus has been on increasing accessibility for people with mobility issues with plans to include a second-floor library with access by both a stairwell and elevator, along with a new office area on the main level and more natural lighting.

A meeting is scheduled next week to help determine where and when portions of the student population will have to be moved around the facility to allow for construction during the school year.

"We are extremely excited for the modernization to begin," said Principal Greg Rollingson. "The staff has been working hard to get prepared for the challenges of modernization, but we look forward to working with our amazing young people while rejuvenating our building."

The modernization work will be the first major improvement to Noble Central School in about 40 years. The original two-storey building was constructed in 1948 with the last of three additions made in 1975.

Funding for the modernization of Noble Central School was announced in January 2014 and work on the project has included input from the municipality and other stakeholders.