City holds school board to long-term contract

By Rita Trichur

McNabb Park public school could be given a new lease on life because of a contract signed by the City of Ottawa and the now defunct Ottawa Board of Education 33 years ago.

The joint-use property contract doesn’t expire for another 49 years. This means the new Ottawa-Carleton District School Board could be forced to pay for its share of the building’s operation and maintenance costs until 2,019 — whether or not the school is in active use. Patrons would have full access to the gymnasium, main hall, preschool room and community room, spaces shared with the adjoining community centre. read more

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