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.