Alberta's Minister of Education Visits Carstairs Elementary School Following Capital Funding Announcement

Carstairs Elementary School's addition project will see 10 additional classroom spaces to accommodate 250 students, thanks to the Alberta government's announcement earlier this month. The Chinook's Edge Board of Education gathered with Carstairs Mayor, Council, the Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Speaker of the House Nathan Cooper on Wednesday, November 13th to celebrate.

The Chinook's Edge Board of Education thanked the Alberta government this week following a recent funding announcement for expanded learning spaces at Carstairs Elementary School.

Trustees, Mayor, Council, the Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange and Speaker of the House Nathan Cooper gathered at the school on Wednesday, November 13th.

Minister LaGrange says this is great news for Carstairs, adding their request rose to the top of the government's agenda for new infrastructure.

Board Chair Allan Tarnoczi says this is very exciting for Chinook's Edge and a growing community in rural Alberta.

Speaker and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills MLA Nathan Cooper says the expansion of Carstairs Elementary has been in the works for a number of years.

CESD's Melissa Copely Carstairs/Cremona Trustee says the additional spaces at Carstairs Elementary will also alleviate the space issues at Hugh Sutherland which is a grade 3-12 school now.

Carstairs Elementary is a Kindergarten to grade 2 school and was meant to be K-4.

Tarnoczi says due to growth in the community, Hugh Sutherland School is grades 3-12, adding, the additional spaces at Carstairs Elementary will now alleviate the space issues at Hugh Sutherland.

He says the next step is to come up with a design and get shovels in the ground ASAP.

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