February 23, 2016 9:12 am
Updated: February 23, 2016 4:13 pm

Final designs for new Sask. joint-use schools unveiled

The final designs for 18 new schools on nine-joint use sites in Saskatchewan were unveiled on Monday.

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SASKATOON – The final designs for 18 schools on nine joint-use sites in Saskatoon, Regina, Martensville and Warman were unveiled Monday.

“Today’s a big day where we can turn all of the hard work that’s been done by students, parents, staff, the community, our partners, into a plan where people can see what they’re really going to look like,” said Ray Morrison, chair of the Saskatoon Public School Board.

“This is another step in turning that little bit of disbelief into reality.”

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Officials say construction is on schedule, with six months of work already complete.

“Over the past few months, we have watched eagerly as the new structures grow in our communities,” said Regina Board chair Katherine Gagne.

“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.”

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Each joint-use school, co-owned by both public and catholic school divisions, will contain a childcare centre and community space.

The schools are expected to open in September 2017 and serve roughly 11,000 students from pre-kindergarten to Grade 8.

The designs for the 18 new joint-use schools have been posted to the government of Saskatchewan website.

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