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Grande Prairie and Grimshaw students and communities to benefit from new schools

The Redford government will invest in three new school projects in two of the province’s fastest growing communities as part of its Building Alberta Plan.

Grande Prairie will receive one new school, while Grimshaw will benefit from two new replacement schools that will be linked to the local recreation centre.

“These schools advance our promise to invest in Alberta’s families and communities. We’re making certain that students and communities, today and long into the future, have the world-class school facilities they need to learn and be successful.”

Alison Redford, Premier

Expected to be completed in 2017, the new schools will help address enrolment pressures in these growing communities:

  • Grande Prairie’s new school will be built in Riverstone North, benefitting as many as 900 Kindergarten to Grade 8 Grande Prairie School District students; and
  • Grimshaw’s two new replacement schools will be built connecting to the Mile Zero Recreation Facility, benefitting as many as 350 Kindergarten to Grade 9 Holy Family Catholic Regional Division students and as many as 550 Kindergarten to Grade 12 Peace River School Division students.

“These schools will serve as the hub of their community for many years and provide students exceptional learning opportunities. Not only are we building centres for excellence in teaching and learning, we’re strengthening growing communities and community spirit.”

Jeff Johnson, Minister of Education

"Our priority is to continue to provide flexible, well-designed learning facilities in communities where Alberta families live. Students deserve to attend class in their own neighbourhood, in schools tailored to meet their educational programming needs.” 

Wayne Drysdale, Minister of Infrastructure

Last spring, Premier Redford promised to build and modernize 120 schools throughout the province. With today’s announcements, 32 of these projects have been launched. More new Alberta schools will be announced in the coming days. 

Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

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