In March 2020, the provincial government committed to fund a new, centrally located school to serve the King George, Pleasant Hill and Princess Alexandra school communities.
For planning purposes, Saskatoon Public Schools is calling it the City Centre Project. The new school will provide the innovative facility that students deserve. The project budget is $29 million. The school will have capacity for 500 students, with an anticipated initial enrollment of 400 students.
At a meeting held June 1, 2021, trustees approved the current site of Princess Alexandra School as the location of the new school. The target opening date is September 2025.
The project is being pursued to provide the best for students. The first job of the school division is to serve our students and provide safe and supportive learning environments. This can be best accomplished through a new school for these three neighbourhoods. Saskatoon Public Schools is working with the province to design a school that will meet the needs of the community it will serve, and the design process will involve comprehensive consultation with staff, students, families and community partners.
As part the school division’s preexisting memorandum of understanding with the Saskatoon Tribal Council, partners will work together in determining programming ideas that best support the school and community. Discussion with other partners continues to evolve.
Saskatoon Public Schools has placed great value on maintaining the century-old King George and Pleasant Hill schools and the nearly 60-year-old Princess Alexandra school; however, the maintenance required for these aging facilities totals $68 million. This amount is impossible for the school division to cover and results in less-than-ideal learning environments for students.
It is expected that several options for the redevelopment of King George and Pleasant Hill schools, and their respective sites, will be considered in consultation with the local community and other relevant stakeholders. This will be integral to the successful outcome for the entire project.
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