A handful of school trustees are not happy with a public school board decision to fork out almost 19 million dollars to renovate two schools in the city's west end.
Approval was granted earlier this week to spend 18.7 million dollars to repair and renovate Dalewood and GR Allan.
But, a report from 2011 indicates it would cost less to replace the two schools altogether.
5.8 million dollars in capital improvements were given the green light by the board previously, but an extra 13 million has been tacked onto the bill for what Board Chair Tim Simmons calls legacy costs.
He tells the Spectator it's not unreasonable, for instance, to replace some wiring at the same time you've got a wall torn apart to do windows.
As for why the schools weren't just replaced altogether, he says the community wanted them maintained.