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Wednesday, 24 August 2011 16:49

Chinook seeks funding to study Fairview School's future grade configuration

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In preparation for the closure of École Oman, the Chinook School Board approved at its Aug. 22 meeting a request to the Ministry of Education for funding to do a study on how to use Fairview School in the future.


Chinook is planning to reconfigure the grades in every Swift Current school, with the exception of the Comp., once Oman is shut down. Since Fairview will be near or over capacity in all of their proposed scenarios, the division is looking for $20,000 to conduct the study for whether it’s more plausible for Fairview to become a K-5 or K-8 school.

Chinook is hoping to have the study begin in September and be concluded by November, but it will have to wait for a response from the ministry before any action may be taken.

Schools in Maple Creek are also a little bit closer to getting a new roof and security system.

The board announced Swift Current’s Melhoff Electric submitted the only bid to install a new security system in the Maple Creek Composite School. The winning bid was for $15,955 plus taxes.

The school is in need of a new security system as it has been expanded to have students from Grades 6-12. The opening will be celebrated Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m.

The board also awarded the right to build Sidney Street School’s new roof to Moose Jaw’s Duncan Roofing for $572,754 plus tax. Only the roof covering the part of the building not being torn down will be replaced. The provincial government still must approve the form for the division to receive funding.

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