The Manitoba Government has now officially committed to building a new elementary school in Steinbach.

Education Minister Cliff Cullen today committed $1.6 billion towards a variety of small and large school-related projects to be completed over the next four years: most notably, a new K-4 school in the west end of the city. 

“When it comes to the larger capital investments such as additions to schools or new schools themselves, we look at the population demand for those particular schools and in what regions of the province they are required,” notes Cullen, justifying the decision. “Our government is advancing education by improving the classroom experience for students and educators by providing new schools on a priority basis,”

The site of the new school, in the Parkhill development off of McKenzie Avenue, was outlined by Steinbach City Council roughly five years ago. The building itself has been anticipated for decades.

-Springfield Collegiate: structural replacements valued at less than or equal to $10 million
-École Pointe-Des-Chênes: mechanical systems replacement valued at less than or equal to $10 million
-École Lorette Immersion: infrastructure renewal valued at less than or equal to $10 million
-Mitchell Elementary School: completing payment on the addition of five classrooms and a learning commons valued at less than or equal to $10 million

“These critical investments will ensure that more students have the opportunity to learn and grow in high-quality learning environments close to home in the communities that they live and play in, especially in growing communities,” says Cullen.

For this fiscal year specifically, the province has promised $77 million towards new schools as well as additions and major renovations. A total of $260 million has been allocated to school capital projects in the 2021-22 Capital Plan.