Manitoba to Fund Smaller Class Sizes in Schools

School BooksClassrooms in the province won’t be as cramped thanks to additional funding for a class size initiative announced on Wednesday.

The Manitoba government is reducing the size of kindergarten to Grade 3 class sizes with the focus on more one-on-one time time between teacher and student.

Premier Greg Selinger said the province is spending more than $15 million to renovate or build 28 classrooms in six school divisions across the province through the Manitoba Building and Renewal Plan.

The announcement was made at John de Graff Elementary School, where 400 students currently attend classes.

The province currently has five new schools under construction or in the design phase in Thompson, Winkler and Winnipeg. Selinger also said work and planning is currently underway at George Fitton, Lord Nelson and La Verendrye schools on gymnasium expansions.

Smaller classes:

Division

School

Project

Brandon Meadows Two classroom addition
  George Fitton Two classroom renovation
  Waverly Two classroom addition
Hanover Blumenort One classroom renovation
  Kleefeld One classroom renovation
  Niverville One classroom renovation
Louis Riel École Julie Riel One classroom renovation
  Archwood One classroom renovation
River East Transcona John de Graff Two classroom addition
St. James-Assiniboia Assiniboine One  classroom renovation
  Bannatyne One classroom renovation
  Robert Browning One classroom renovation
Winnipeg Sacre Coeur Three classroom renovation
  Lansdowne Three classroom addition
  La Verendrye Two classroom renovation
  Lord Nelson Two classroom addition
  David Livingstone One classroom addition
  Sister MacNamara One classroom addition
Total classrooms  

28


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