Shovels are in the ground on a new kindergarten to Grade 8 school in southeast Brandon.
The province is funding $24.1 million for the 65,700-sq.-ft. Maryland Park School at Maryland Avenue and Ninth Street.
The school will have the capacity for 450 students, with the ability to accommodate an additional 200 students if needed.
The new school will feature a multi-purpose space, band room, library, gymnasium, classrooms, home economics and industrial arts labs, a grooming room and life-skills suite. It will also include resource teaching and support spaces and a science, technology, electronics and mathematics (STEM) lab.
An on-site child-care centre will have 74 spaces, with room to accommodate 54 preschool children and 20 infants. It will also provide flexible care to 40 nursery, preschool, and before-and after-school students.
Maryland Park School is scheduled to open in fall 2020.