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High school a top priority for Blackfalds

Revised capital plan also comes from extensive, collaborative dialogue with the Town of Blackfalds

If the community’s school board gets its way, Blackfalds high school students will soon no longer have to be bused to Lacombe for classes.

Wolf Creek Public Schools’ board of trustees have revised their three-year capital plan and listed a new Grade 7 to 12 Blackfalds school as its top priority.

The revised capital plan emerged after consultation with the Town of Blackfalds.

“We greatly appreciate the level of dedication the Town of Blackfalds continues to show in growing educational opportunities in Blackfalds, which includes major commitments in their 10-year capital plan to support schools,” said school board chairwoman Pam Hansen.

“This kind of partnership is critical in addressing the need for classroom space and high school programming, as we plan for growing enrolments and a growing community.”

Blackfalds students are currently bused to Ecole Secondaire Composite High School in Lacombe.

The school board will need to continue to engage with Alberta Education regarding funding for a new school.

“We are hopeful this alignment of priorities at the school board and municipal levels illustrates the imminent need for a new Grade 7 to 12 school in Blackfalds,” said Hansen.

“The board is eager to work with the government of Alberta in advance of this fall’s provincial budget, to address this need.”

Wolf Creek Public Schools has also identified a replacement for the Iron Ridge Elementary Campus in Blackfalds as a high priority.

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