H.J. Cody School hosted a meeting Wednesday night where Chinook’s Edge School Division representatives gave updates on the progress of the town’s new school.
The construction for the school is now underway on Beacon Hill with a planned opening date of Sept. 2016.
This school is being built due to the need for another elementary school in town and will have the capacity to educate 500 students.
The school has not yet been named but the division is asking the community for their input and ideas.
This can be done by going online to www.surveymonkey.com/r/NewSylvan
This website will ask for a name suggestion, a historical reason or importance of the suggested name, as well as email address or phone number of the person submitting the suggestion.
The division is looking for input from the community so they can have a unique perspectives on the history of the town said associate superintendant for corporate services for Chinook’s Edge School Division Shawn Russell.
More information will be available in meetings on Oct. 28 (at H.J. Cody School) and on Nov. 25.
The next meeting will discuss potential boundaries for C.P. Blakely School, École Steffie Woima School and the new school.
“The new school will be populated by current students at C.P. Blakely School and École Steffie Woima School so it will have an impact on a number of students and families in the community,” Russell said. “Your designated school would be within the boundaries we develop through this process.”
Boundaries will be put in place to balance students between the schools to avoid over population.
“We have a large number of elementary kids and we have to make sure we are making the best use of all three of our facilities,” Russell said.