School im­prove­ments in pipe­line

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - NEWS -

Coun­cil­lors are to con­sider more than £1.1 mil­lion of im­prove­ments to school build­ings in Dundee.

The coun­cil’s city de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee is be­ing asked to ap­prove ten­ders for work to five city schools which will be car­ried out dur­ing the sum­mer hol­i­days.

The au­thor­ity’s con­tract ser­vices divi­sion is in line for the work to re­fur­bish the roof at Cleping­ton Pri­mary School, up­grade a home eco­nom­ics class­room at Craigie High School and re­place win­dows and door screens at Forthill Pri­mary School.

The pro­gramme will also in­clude an up­grade to toi­lets at Craigiebarns Pri­mary School and re­place­ment fire doors and a new swipe en­try sys­tem at Eastern Pri­mary School.

The city de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee will meet to dis­cuss the mat­ter on Mon­day.

Con­vener Lynne Short said the fund­ing would help to en­sure schools in the city are “fit for pur­pose” and pro­vid­ing the best fa­cil­i­ties pos­si­ble for pupils.

She said: “It’s no sur­prise that schools can have a pretty hard life and there­fore need reg­u­lar care and main­te­nance.

“These five ten­ders will see all sorts of work from roof re­fur­bish­ment to an up­grade of home eco­nom­ics fa­cil­i­ties.

“The qual­ity of our learn­ing and teach­ing en­vi­ron­ments must be fit for pur­pose and this in­vest­ment will en­sure that pupils and staff at these schools have the best fa­cil­i­ties pos­si­ble.”

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