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Schoolboard reveals plans and drawings for new $5.6 million HQ in Schumacher

Post #1 by JohnW » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:37 pm

[b]Schoolboard reveals plans and drawings for new $5.6 million headquarters in Schumacher [/b]







[b]By LEN GILLIS

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[b]len.gillis@sunmedia.ca[/b]



An official ground-breaking ceremony was held in Schumacher Tuesday afternoon for the new English public school board office.





The new building, comprising nearly 19,000 square feet, will be constructed on the site of the old District School Board Ontario North East (DSBONE) office that burned down last summer, on Croatia Avenue in Schumacher.





“Construction will begin immediately and it will be about a year before the new board building is built,” said DSBONE board chair Doug Shearer at the ceremony Tuesday.





Shearer was joined by board officials and trustees to unveil a signboard and to break the ground with a spade for the new $5.6 million building paid entirely by the insurance from the building lost last July.





“No operational funds are being used. J.L. Richards of Timmins has been secured as architect, while the firm Quinan of Orillia has been hired as contractor,” said the news release from the DSBONE.



[url=http://www.timminstimes.com/2013/06/04/schoolboard-reveals-plans-and-drawings-for-new-56-million-headquarters-in-schumacher]English public school board unveils office plans | Local | News | Timmins Times[/url]

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Post #2 by toaster » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:00 pm

It would be tough to justify this expense as they close schools, but I'm assuming insurance will be paying for this.

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Post #3 by JohnW » Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:28 pm

That is what I was thinking.

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Post #4 by Kramer » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:01 pm

Insurance is paying.

Makes you wonder though. Lets say the cost to move the Shania Centre was $2 Million. They would of had a sweet looking Board Office Building for 1/3 of the price!

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Post #5 by JohnW » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:11 pm

That is also what I was thinking.

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Post #6 by Loco101 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:19 pm

[quote="Dr.Snuggles"]Insurance is paying.

Makes you wonder though. Lets say the cost to move the Shania Centre was $2 Million. They would of had a sweet looking Board Office Building for 1/3 of the price![/quote]


The building wasn't really designed to be a board office.

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Post #7 by Kramer » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:47 pm

And the old school that currently houses NCDSB was?

They made it work. DSBONE could of too.

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Post #8 by JohnW » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:01 pm

I concur, but since it's not coming out of the operating budget, have at it.

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Post #9 by Loco101 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:42 pm

I'm betting that the insurance company required them to build a new building in order to make the claim.

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Post #10 by DenBen » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:44 pm

I concur. I seem to recall that's how it is for home insurance too, at least for some.

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Post #11 by Loco101 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:11 pm

They don't normally hand cash to people, it's more about replacing what was lost.


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