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Provincial Funding Announcement

Tue, 21 Mar, 2017

News: Provincial Funding Announcement

Today the province announced funding for two new schools and a modernization project for our District. Board Chair Michelle Draper and Superintendent Darrel Robertson share their thoughts on this news.


Last week, the province committed $488 million towards school infrastructure projects across the province. Today, they announced how those funds will be divided and we’re happy to report that it’s good news for our District.

Our top three priorities from our Capital Plan have been funded and will add much needed student spaces throughout our city.

Today’s announcement provides us with funds to build a new junior high (Grades 7-9) in the Larkspur community of the Meadows and a new K-6 elementary school in the Pilot Sound area of the McConachie neighbourhood.

We’re also pleased that the province is providing us funds for the Highlands school project. This is a direct result of a community-driven plan to address aging infrastructure in mature communities, ensuring all students, regardless of where they live, have access to high-quality learning environments.

Learn more about new school construction and modernizations across our District. 

While today’s announcement represents another step in the right direction, we know that school enrolment is expected to grow for years to come and we continue to have infrastructure needs that need to be addressed.

We will continue to work with the provincial government to ensure that the needs of our students and families are met.

We hope you share join in our excitement about today’s announcement. It’s great news for students and families across the city.

Michelle Draper
Board Chair

Darrel Robertson
Superintendent of Schools