New schools coming to Red Deer and Blackfalds

New schools coming to Red Deer and Blackfalds

Red Deer and Blackfalds should be getting new schools in the not too distant future.

The Government of Alberta announced Friday that it is providing $397 million for 25 school projects in Budget 2019. That includes “design funding” for a 9-12 high school for Wolf Creek Public Schools in Blackfalds, and a 6-9 middle school for Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools in Red Deer.

A Ministry of Infrastructure spokesperson says those designated for design funding would be included in future budgets for actual construction dollars, barring something going sideways. Estimated time needed for design can be over a year for a high school.

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