07/09/2012 04:31 EDT | Updated 09/08/2012 05:12 EDT

Nova Scotia spending more on school renovation

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is spending an additional $2.1 to expand an elementary school in Sherbrooke.

The province says it will renovate St. Mary's Academy to create a primary to Grade 12 school.

It will replace the aging St. Mary's Education Centre, which is a primary to Grade 7 school.

The project involves building new classrooms and a second gym, music room and drama rooms.

St. Mary's Academy has 146 students in grades 9 to12, while St. Mary's Education Centre has 173 students.

The $6.3-million project is expected to be completed during the 2013-14 school year.