Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School is going to be replaced.

The Department of Education announced yesterday it will build a $25-million school instead of renovating the existing facility, as was originally planned. The new school is expected to open in 2011.

“Investing in a new high school for Yarmouth will ensure the area’s students are well-prepared for a successful future,” said Education Minister Karen Casey, who made the announcement at an assembly of Yarmouth Consolidated’s students.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will begin potential site assessment soon. A site has been offered as a donation and is being considered.

Some 900 students in grades 9 to 12 attend the school.

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