Education Minister Don Morgan joined school division officials from Saskatoon Public Schools, Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Prairie Spirit School Division, Regina Public Schools and Regina Catholic School Division, along with students, parents and community members to unveil the designs for the 18 publicly-owned elementary schools being built on nine joint-use sites in Regina, Saskatoon, Martensville and Warman on Monday.
“Over the past few months, we have watched eagerly as the new structures grow in our communities,” Regina Board Chair Katherine Gagne said. “Today we all get to see more details of what these schools will look like. I am confident that they will contribute to the learning success of our students, as we strive to meet the public education needs of our growing city.”
The school designs will be available on the Government of Saskatchewan website, along with the construction site webcams.
Construction is on schedule at all nine sites with approximately six (6) 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.
Each joint-use school will contain a 90-space childcare centre as well as community space. Joint-use schools are co-owned by the public and Catholic school divisions.