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New West Lethbridge Elementary School Announced

New West Lethbridge Elementary School Announced
Posted on 03/01/2023
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While Holy Spirit Catholic School Division is still in the process of reviewing the Budget 2023 information shared by the Government of Alberta yesterday and today to determine its full impact on our schools and students, we are incredibly excited to learn that the division’s request for a new elementary school in west Lethbridge has been approved! (See Government of Alberta’s March 1, 2023 Release, “Investing in new schools, modernized spaces”).

“Our school division has been advocating for this new school project since 2015,” notes Board Chair Carmen Mombourquette. “We are very pleased to see the project gain approval and we look forward to working with many partners to see it come to fruition.”

Secretary-Treasurer Lisa Palmarin has been intimately involved with the project’s proposal since its inception. “After St. Teresa of Calcutta School was completed in 2016, we knew that a new elementary school in west Lethbridge would be our next priority. Especially since Father Leonard Van Tighem School, a K-9 school that serves students on the northwest side of the city, is currently over capacity by approximately 250 students. Obviously this overage is significant and we knew that an additional elementary school would help to alleviate these enrollment pressures.”

“While we know that there’s a great deal of work to be done in the near future,” says Superintendent Ken Sampson, “this announcement is really great news for our students and families.”

The school division looks forward to working closely with Alberta Education, the City of Lethbridge, and the many local tradespersons whose expertise will be sought to ensure that a modern and innovative learning space will be designed and built for our students.




For more information about this press release, please contact:
Ken Sampson, Superintendent
Phone: (403) 327-9555

 

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