Just because students don't attend Hanna Primary School anymore doesn't mean there is no use for the building.

That is the argument Sandra Beaudoin brought forward at Hanna Town Council on October 18.

"What I had proposed was that the four main classrooms on the main floor would be office space that would be cheaper and would be able to step right in right away without having to buy a building downtown or do some renovations," Beaudoin explained, adding that the second floor could be converted into a dormitory.

The support seems to be coming from the community to keep the building in place. Beaudoin made a Facebook post which has gathered more than 70 likes, detailing her plans to save the school.

"My understanding is that Communities in Bloom, part of the comments that came back with their award, is that demolishing that building would be a detriment to that area," Beaudoin added.

She also sits on the board for the Hanna Roundhouse Society and believes the building would be an ideal workshop for members of the society to rebuild windows and doors for the Roundhouse.

"We've got 60 plus windows that need to be restored and ideally we want this done in our community, and our big locomotive doors need restorations and again, instead of shipping them somewhere else and losing control of those doors, they would be done in our community as well."

Beaudoin hopes that the Minister of Education gives the Primary School building to the Roundhouse Society so that the ownership will be transferred and the building can stay in place.

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