By Carlie Connolly
A value management session was held a couple weeks ago to discuss Eagle Butte School’s facility and layout for the recent announcement of its modernization project.
Superintendent of Prairie Rose School Division, Brian Andjelic said that the purpose of the value management audit was to come up with an estimated amount so the government can properly budget for the project to move it forward. A loose estimate for the plan is around 5.5 and 6 million dollars.
Originally planning to have the project finished for the 2016 school year, there is no guarantee now with the recent price in oil being so low that it will happen then.
“We remain optimistic that this will be in the first round of confirmed modernization announcements,” Andjelic said.
The project has already been announced, but with the oil issue, they are now looking at all of the value management audits when they are done and re-prioritizing them.
“We are hopeful that if the projects are in fact re-prioritized that Eagle Butte will remain a top priority for a modernization,” he said.
The many people present included an architect, Alberta Education, engineers and people with experience in infrastructure that are all trying to get an idea of the scope of the project.