Members of the Board of Trustees were given a tour of the new St. Basil Catholic Elementary School in Sault Ste. Marie prior to their June 7 board meeting. Trustees, administrators and principals of the four schools amalgamating into the new school received an update on the project (which remains on schedule for a September opening) and got a glimpse of what is happending inside and outside.
Trustees, administrators and principals of the four schools amalgamating into the new school saw what’s going on inside and outside. With the recent demolition of the original portion of the school work on the bus bay and staff parking at the west end of the site is in full gear. Preparing the student drop off area at the front of the school is also underway with the old asphalt being removed.
Inside the 400 Wing (south end) will be ready to be prepared for classes in September with board custodial staff to begin floor cleaning and waxing. As the picture shows that area of the school is almost complete including the lockers for the senior students. A key job is also underway in the gymnasium with the sanding of the floor partially complete.
Another key job is underway in the gymnasium. The sanding of the floor is partially complete. Once the old finish is removed work will commence on refinishing which includes placing the school logo at the centre of the main basketball court and painting lines for other athletic activities.
Later, during the board meeting, student trustee Hope Bye was given a special gift to recognize her efforts during her tenure. The Grade 12 St. Mary’s College student will graduate a a couple of weeks and has plans to attend McMaster University in the fall. Chair John Caupto thanked Hope for her dedication to the position and all she brought to it. Bye expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to be involved in the governnance process.
Kieran Desjardins will move into the role of senior student trustee. She will be joined by Mia Burzese for the 2017-18 school year.