School is not allowed to grow because of bats

When it rains, the corridors of two primary schools in Bergen op Zoom are full of buckets. The pupils are fed up with leaks and a renovation is badly needed. But a group of bats in the building can’t do that

Protected

The building was to be refurbished as early as this summer. But because traces of bats have been found since April, there had to be a mandatory investigation first

Bats are a protected species. Therefore it is forbidden to disturb the animals

The children will probably suffer from leaks throughout the school year. According to the headmistress, starting a renovation halfway through the school year is not an option. That would cause too much inconvenience.