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City faces £16m bill to keep its crumbling schools open

posted 12 Dec 2008, 04:05 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 12 Dec 2008, 04:08 ]
Keeping crumbling schools open is set to cost up to £16 million while the city tries to find the money to replace them.

City leaders say it will take them at least 14 years to raise the money to build replacements for five dilapidated schools. But simply keeping the schools' doors open in the meantime will cost millions.

Portobello and James Gillespie's high schools alone will need more than £5 million worth of repairs in the next five years, a building safety survey has found.

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News
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