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

BrandonMeadowsTwo classroom addition
 George FittonTwo classroom renovation
 WaverlyTwo classroom addition
HanoverBlumenortOne classroom renovation
 KleefeldOne classroom renovation
 NivervilleOne classroom renovation
Louis RielÉcole Julie RielOne classroom renovation
 ArchwoodOne classroom renovation
River East TransconaJohn de GraffTwo classroom addition
St. James-AssiniboiaAssiniboineOne  classroom renovation
 BannatyneOne classroom renovation
 Robert BrowningOne classroom renovation
WinnipegSacre CoeurThree classroom renovation
 LansdowneThree classroom addition
 La VerendryeTwo classroom renovation
 Lord NelsonTwo classroom addition
 David LivingstoneOne classroom addition
 Sister MacNamaraOne classroom addition
Total classrooms 

28

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