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ACADEMY REBUILD HANGS IN THE BALANCE
COUNCIL chiefs have admitted there are still no guarantees
the phase two
rebuild of Stranraer Academy will go ahead next year.
The rebuild hinges on a Public Private Partnership deal
being accepted by
the Scottish Executive - and that hangs in the balance,
one company has come forward with a bid for the PPP project
council hope will be sufficient to upgrade the entire school
But the Executive are to examine the bid, from Glasgow firm
make sure they are getting value for money before releasing
million stake in the deal.
At a high-powered meeting of Stranraer
Academy School Board on Tuesday,
Dumfries and Galloway Council Convener Andrew Campbell asked
for parents and
pupils to give the authority their trust.
"You must trust the council and your councillors
over the next few
have to work with the Executive here as we are their delivery
we are as a close as we possibly can be to signing a deal
at the moment."