By Tyler Sutherland
North Winnipeg will see a new kindergarten to Grade 5 French immersion school and daycare facility built.
The province on Wednesday outlined their plans for the Riverbend-area school, slated to be completed by 2015 and serve members of the community and those living in nearby West St. Paul.
The Manitoba government committed funding for the new school in its throne speech last week.
“This new school will help accommodate growing enrolment in north Winnipeg and is a welcome addition to our community,” said Edward Ploszay, chair, board of trustees, Seven Oaks School Division. “We’re excited for the students, parents and all members of the community.”
Design work on the 49,562-square-foot school is already underway. Once complete, it will handle 400 classroom students and 66 children in daycare.
The province is consulting with the division and community to determine an exact location for the school. A spokesperson said it will be located in the vicinity of the existing École Riverbend Community School.