Red Deer Catholic Regional School board held its second engagement session to discuss a new middle school Thursday.
Around 25 people gathered for the virtual information session involving St. Lorenzo Ruiz Middle School, which will be built in the Red Deer’s Kentwood neighbourhood starting this fall.
The purpose of the engagement session was to provide a forum for community feedback with the overall design of the school, with the second session focusing primarily on the site layout.
Attendees were given a project overview to date, information regarding the allocation of the school site, new progressions and updates about the new middle school, a design review and an opportunity for those in attendance to voice any questions regarding the construction of the new school.
“To date, geotechnical testing has been completed and the results were used in optimizing the site layout. A traffic assessment will be completed in the coming weeks as part of the development permit process with a focus on student, staff and community safety,” said superintendent, Kathleen Finnigan, at Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools in a release.
Construction is expected to start in the fall, with the school opening in September 2023.
A third community engagement session is tentatively scheduled for September.