In Cochrane History we delve into a 1994 edition of the Northland Post where we find a story about crossing guards making their debut at four local elementary schools.
The crossing guards began work at Aileen Wright English Catholic School, Commando, G. Howard Ferguson and St. Joseph Schools. They’ll be there at three schools 8:45 and another at 8:30. The Cochrane OPP provided a brief training course. The cost of the crossing guards is about $10,000 a year according to a municipal official.
Our second look is learning about the construction being completed at the new Aileen Wright Catholic School. It took about 28 weeks to complete the project that was valued at $2.5 million. The new one level building features seven classrooms, a day care centre, a library with coliseum like seating and a gymnasium.
The school’s heating and ventilation system will be controlled by a computer. The classrooms have lower ceilings unlike the original 1917 structure. The principal anticipated moving over the students and staff to the new school by mid-February.