Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has been clearing the air on the future of the Castries Comprehensive Secondary School (CCSS).
Chastanet told reporters Tuesday that an evaluation had determined that the government would have to spend more than $13 million to repair the institution.
“It is in that bad shape,” he explained.
“So the billion dollar question becomes, if you are actually literally going to be building a new school and knowing what you know today, would you build it in that location?”
According to Chastanet, Education Minister Doctor Gale Rigobert will be leading the analysis.
“Obviously the District Representative would have a considerable amount of say as to what we are going to do.”
“There is an option of possibly moving – I say possibly moving the school, but as I said in the United States almost a month ago, no decision has been made,” Chastanet explained.
He said it would be irresponsible of his administration not to give the matter of moving the school due consideration.
“It is on beach property land. The site also has problems with traffic and safety for the students. Whether my father or my father in law owns land – that never came into any consideration. They owned the land from long ago and this has nothing to do with it,” the PM, who once attended the CCSS, told reporters.