Tenders called for new Virginia Park Elementary School

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The provincial government has is-sued a call for tenders for the next stage of construction on a new Virginia Park Elementary School in St. John’s.

The province spent nearly $8 million to carry out site development, and this latest tender call is to complete the building, CBC has reported. “This is a tremendous investment in the families and community of Virginia Park which will result in a modern learning environ-ment,” said Transportation and Works minister David Brazil.

Earlier, a member of the school council questioned why it’s been months since any construction has taken place on the site of its replacement school, in the east end of the city.

In a statement, the department said the tender delays are “due in part to unforeseen issues that were identified with the site for the school, and site preparation.”

The site sits atop a former American military base. Site remediation has re-vealed buried debris, including an air-plane fuselage.

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