Pallister in Brandon to Announce New K-8 School

Pallister in Brandon to Announce New K-8 School

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The Manitoba government is sharing more plans for a future school to be built in southeast Brandon for kindergarten to Grade 8 students.

Premier Brian Pallister was in the Wheat City on Thursday, where he made the announcement at the future site of the school, located at Maryland Avenue and Ninth Street.

The 65,660-sq.-ft. English school will accommodate 450 students, with the ability to expand to handle up to 675.

A child-care centre for 20 infants and 54 preschool children will be part of the construction, along with room for 40 nursery school spaces. The school will also have 14 regular classrooms and kindergarten rooms, dedicated art, band and science rooms.

“We have known for years that Brandon needs a new school to accommodate the tremendous growth that has happened here over the past 20 years,” said Pallister.

“Our goal since day one has been to catch up with the need for new schools and deliver quality new learning environments for students and educators at the best possible price.”

A tender for the school’s construction will be issued in November, with an expected completion of September 2020. Design work is currently underway.

The school is one of six announced last year by the province. Three more are planned for Winnipeg, one in Niverville and another in Winkler.

— Staff

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