David Stewart MSP

MSP urges council to approve funding for modernisation of Kingussie High School

07 May 2010 

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP David Stewart is urging Highland Councillors to approve funding for the much needed modernisation of Kingussie High School.

Mr Stewart and local SNP MSPs Fergus Ewing and Dave Thompson wrote to Highland Council’s Chief Executive Alistair Dodds calling for improvements to be carried out after hearing directly about the poor condition of the school buildings and their impact on students’ results from pupils Toby Mitchell and Fallon Sheffield.

Now Mr Stewart has learned the details of proposals to upgrade the school in a letter from Ron Mackenzie, the local authority’s Head of Support Services, writing on behalf of Mr Dodds.

Mr Mackenzie states: “The current position is that an Outline Business Case has been produced for a £2.5milion building improvement investment at Kingussie High School.

“The proposal is to create a 10 classroom modular construction that will replace the existing 8 demountable classrooms which are in poor repair.

“This proposal will be considered by Elected Members when they agree the Highland Capital programme for the period until 2013/14 within the next few months.

“There is wide recognition that this investment is required and hopefully there will be a positive outcome to this proposed investment.”

David Stewart commented: “I and my fellow MSPs learned from Toby and Fallon just how desperately Kingussie High school is in need of renovation.

“I urge all Highland Councillors voting on the Capital programme to approve this vital investment, which would undoubtedly provide a much better environment for pupils to learn in.”

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Written by davidstewart

May 7, 2010 at 12:48 pm

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