New temporary schools in place for flood-impacted southern Alberta
November 28, 2013
New temporary schools in place for flood-impacted students in southern Alberta
Modular classrooms are now ready for 900 students impacted by June’s historic floods.
"I want to thank every school board, student, teacher and parent for
their patience, understanding and cooperation as we worked to have the
classrooms completed. I know that everyone with a hand on these projects
has put their heart and soul into getting the modular classrooms
- Jeff Johnson, Education Minister
Of the more than 80 schools impacted by heavy rain and flooding this
summer, only three remain closed. The restoration of two High River
schools, Holy Spirit Academy and Notre Dame Collegiate, is underway, as
well as planning for Elbow Park School in Calgary.
42 modular classrooms are now occupied by about 700 students in High
River. An additional 12 modular classrooms have been turned over to the
Calgary Board of Education (CBE) for final touches. The CBE is working
with parents on an occupancy plan for about 200 students displaced when
Elbow Park School was damaged.
"Getting students into these new modular classrooms is government’s
first step toward restoring school communities impacted by this summer’s
devastating floods. Our focus has and will continue to be on providing
the learning facilities these students need to reach their full
- Wayne Drysdale, Infrastructure Minister
When the modular classrooms are no longer needed for High River and
Calgary students, the units will be redeployed across the province to
schools in need of additional space.
Progress updates: Education