New Charles P. Allen High School
In April 2009, the Minister of Education announced a new high school would be built in Bedford to replace Charles P. Allen High School. Scheduled to open in September 2013, it is estimated the new school will cost $34.2 million. To read the Department of Education news release announcing the new school, click here.
Click here to view pictures on the progress of the construction.
Part of the process for the building of a new school involves the site selection process. The school board forms a Site Selection Committee and the committee is tasked with selecting up to three potential sites for consideration as locations for the new school. The recommendations are forwarded to the provincial government for final approval.
To review the Site Selection Committee report, click here. The HRSB forwarded the recommendations of the site selection committee to the provincial government in September 2009.
On December 14, 2010, Hammonds Plains-Upper Sackville MLA Mat Whynott, on behalf of Education Minister Marilyn More announced the location for the new high school. Click here to read the Department of Education news release.
School Steering Team (SST)
The School Steering Team serves an advisory role in the design of the school. The committee will be asked to provide input to the provincial government for consideration during the design process for the new school. Final decisions on the design of the school rests with the provincial government, as represented by the Department of Education and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
WHW Architects has been awarded the contract for design of the new high school.
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On June 20, 2012, the Halifax Regional School Board approved a recommendation to name the new school Charles P. Allen High School.
To read the report of the school naming committee, click here.
Follow the progress of the new Charles P. Allen High School on this blog. (Please note, this blog is not maintained by the HRSB)