The Kelsey School Division had their first regular board meeting of the 2018/2019 school year on Monday evening. One of the main items presented at the meeting was a report by Greg Sheppard the Director of maintenance and Transportation on the difficulties of maintaining Wadelius Drive.
The water from the roofs of Scott Bateman Middle School and Margret Barbour Collegiate as well as water from the north end of the sports complex grounds sometimes flows into the Wadelius Drive area and because there is no sewer line to draw out the water the flooding seriously affects the conditions of the road.
Wadelius says the School Division will have to do some major construction on Wadelius Drive so that a proper drainage system can be put in place which will cost a lot of money.
The School Board plans to approach the Department of Education’s Public School Finance Board and they hope that they will consider assisting the board in fixing the drainage problem otherwise the school board will have to pay for it out of their own funds.