Nanaimo-Ladysmith Public Schools says Dover Bay Secondary School reopens for in-person classes Wednesday following a two-day closure due to no electricity.
On Friday, Dec. 9, an on-site transformer failed, which left the school, located on McGirr Road in Nanaimo, with no power. The school district cancelled classes on Monday and Tuesday as crews fixed the issue.
“In addition to the newly installed transformer, the electrical, mechanical and information technology systems have been tested and are fully operational,” according to the district.
“A special thanks to district staff and contractors for quickly resolving this matter and to our families for their patience and understanding.”
In 2021, the B.C. government announced it was investing $2.6 million to renovate existing space at Dover Bay Secondary, with plans to add four new classrooms, a learning hub, a fitness area and a gender-neutral bathroom by March 2022.
.@dover_bay will reopen for in-person classes on Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022. In addition to the newly installed transformer, the electrical, mechanical & information technology systems have been tested and are fully operational. pic.twitter.com/6p7nohGddm
— School District 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) (@sd68bc) December 13, 2022