One step closer to shovels in the ground for Blackfalds high school

The school is anticipated to be built by September of 2024

A new Blackfalds high school is one of five across the province that is moving into the next stage of construction.

The provincial government said Wednesday the schools are anticipated to open in September 2024 and will have a total capacity of 6,938 students.

The public-private partnerships were put out to a request for qualifications that will close on Oct. 8. After that, a shortlist will be made of three proponents and they will be invited to bid on the project.

“I am pleased to see these five high school projects continue to move forward,” said Education Minister Adriana LaGrange.

“These future schools will provide modern learning environments for their students, and I am excited that we are another step closer toward getting shovels in the ground.”

The five new high schools are part of the more than $10 billion in infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.

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