Sherwood Park, AB. — “It goes without saying we are extremely disappointed a replacement school for Sherwood Heights Junior High, Elk Island Public Schools’ number one capital priority, did not make the Government of Alberta’s list of school capital projects again.
“A significant amount of collaboration and discussion was undertaken by the Board of Trustees in recent years, not to mention the work done by EIPS senior administration and its Facility Services department. This past fall, we conducted a value management study involving locally elected officials, municipal administrators, service groups and community members—and we were able to present a financially responsible and creative solution we felt met the government’s stringent requirements.
“Sherwood Heights Junior High has been on the Division’s capital project list for ten years, progressing from a modernization to a replacement school as the facility aged and critical systems deteriorated further. We recognize there is a need for infrastructure in many jurisdictions but in this case, the situation is urgent.
“The Board of Trustees will have to carefully consider a contingency plan for Sherwood Heights Junior High. I want current and future Sherwood Heights school families to know the Board will continue to advocate for a replacement school and will work with other stakeholders in Sherwood Park to keep a spotlight on this very important project.”
- Trina Boymook, Board Chair
For more information contact:
Laura McNabb, Director, Communication Services, EIPS 780-417-8204 cell 780-405-4902