The latest milestone in the construction of four new Saskatoon Publics Schools’ elementary schools came with the unveiling of the school site plans during an event held Feb. 22.
The plans for the four joint-use buildings in Saskatoon’s Evergreen, Hampton Village, Rosewood and Stonebridge neighbourhoods along with five other joint-use projects in other Saskatchewan cities were unveiled by Education Minister Don Morgan before a crowd at Lakeridge School.
“The new schools we’ll be opening in our school division will be vital to the four growing neighbourhoods they will serve,” Saskatoon Public Schools Board Chair Ray Morrison said. “We wouldn’t be here without the help of our students, families and partners to ensure these new learning spaces will be supportive of the unique and diverse needs of our school communities.”
The four joint-use facilities in Saskatoon -- along with three in Regina and one in each of Martensville, Warman -- will each house public and separate elementary schools along with a 90-space childcare centre as well as community space. Joint-use schools are co-owned by the public and Catholic school divisions. Floor plans for all four of the Saskatoon schools are expected to be available for viewing by the end of February.
“Thank you to all the students, families, municipalities, school divisions, ministry staff, design and construction teams, and many of our other partners and stakeholders who played a significant role in helping finalize the designs of these 18 schools,” Morgan said. “That hard work and collaboration has ensured that we are building schools that will respect the uniqueness of each community and will serve the needs of the students for years to come.”
The province says construction is on schedule at all nine sites with approximately six (months of work now completed. The schools are scheduled to be completed and ready for students by September 2017. The 18 schools are designed to accommodate more than 11,000 students from Prekindergarten to Grade 8, which includes 5,700 students in Saskatoon, 2,100 students in Martensville and Warman, and 3,300 students in Regina.
The site plans design for the four Saskatoon schools along with links to construction webcams are available on the Saskatoon Public Schools’ website
as well as the Government of Saskatchewan website