New Schools Planned For Winkler And Niverville
WINKLER, MB – The Manitoba Government has announced that a request for proposals have been issued for the design and tender of two new schools in Winkler and Niverville.
“These new schools are priorities for our government based on the greatest need due to higher enrolment pressures two of Manitoba’s fastest-growing communities,” said Wishart. “We are working expeditiously to ensure there can be shovels in the ground in spring 2018 and students in the classroom in September 2019.”
Wishart says the province will be funding the construction of a new K-8 school for 675 students in Winkler. That facility could be expanded to serve 875 classrooms.
The other new school will be in Niverville, and will serve 450 Grade 9-12 students. It could be expanded to serve 550 students.
According to the province, in Winkler, the new 84,000-sq.-ft. elementary school will have kindergarten classrooms, regular classrooms, science labs and an art room, in addition to other specialized spaces such as a large library, computer room, resource teaching space, life-skills suite, multipurpose room, band room, home economics and industrial arts areas, and a large gymnasium.
The new 66,700-sq.-ft. Niverville high school will have regular classrooms, science labs and an art room plus other specialized spaces such as a large library, computer rooms, resource teaching and guidance areas, life-skills suite, multipurpose room, band room, drama room, a large gymnasium and fitness room.
Both schools will also have integrated child-care centres.
Spencer Fernando, MyToba News