Blackfalds projects moved to top of Wolf Creek capital wish list

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
October 6, 2017 - 5:34pm

Wolf Creek Public Schools has revised its Capital Plan to reflect the need for new classroom space in Blackfalds.

Modernization of Iron Ridge Elementary now tops the district’s wish list after the Board of Trustees approved a revised Three-Year Capital Plan for 2018-2020 on Friday.

Second on the list is a new high school for Blackfalds for grades 9 to 12. Modernization of Rimbey Junior/High, previously at the top of the list, now sits third.

Recent census data shows there are roughly 2000 kids living in Blackfalds between the ages of zero and ten years.

Approximately 200 Blackfalds teens attend high school in Lacombe with the recently-modernized Lacombe Composite High School expected to reach capacity in the next three to five years.

Wolf Creek will submit its revised Capital Plan to the province by Oct. 15 with hopes their requests will be considered for next spring’s Alberta Budget.

UPDATE [Located]: 15 y/o Taylor Lapointe of Innisfail

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