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Temporary solution found for elementary students in Kashechewan, federal government says – CBC

Sep 13, 2018

Elementary school students in Kashechewan will start classes next Monday, two weeks after others in Ontario hit the books.

Last month, Chief Leo Friday called a state of emergency to draw attention to the mould and deteriorating conditions of the 10-year-old portable classrooms. He said the portable were in poor condition and in violation of of applicable building codes and health and safety requirements.

However, a decision has been reached to send the elementary school students to the high school where they’ll share the building with the high school students in shifts.

Federal minister of Indigenous services, Jane Philpott, says she’s working with the community on a longer term solution.

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