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News Release - Manitoba

January 29, 2020


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Significant Addition to Support Students tn the Beautiful Plains School Division: Goertzen

NEEPAWA—Students and families in Neepawa and surrounding communities have a much larger high school with vastly improved facilities including a middle-years wing and a child-care centre following a major expansion of Neepawa Area Collegiate, Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced here today.

“Our government is proud to invest in upgrading existing schools in our communities,” said Goertzen.  “The newly enlarged and renovated facility will provide quality, sustainably designed and inspirational classrooms and other facilities for students in Neepawa and its surrounding area for many years to come.”

The construction of the middle-years wing for students in grades 5 to 8, as well as a new gymnasium and the 74-seat stand-alone child-care centre on the grounds of Neepawa Area Collegiate, represent a provincial investment of approximately $16.4 million.  The new addition also includes a multi-purpose room, library and resource areas.

The eight new, state-of-the-art classrooms have communications connectivity needed today and for the future, and accommodate up to 200 students to allow them to move out of modular classroom facilities.  The new facilities and learning spaces support the educational mission of the Province of Manitoba and the Beautiful Plains School Division.

“A large, multi-disciplinary group of people came together to deliver this facility that will be a wonderful addition to the community of Neepawa for generations,” said Goertzen.  “I am excited that the students and families of Neepawa will have a better place to learn and play.”  

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