The community of Warman, which had been complaining about an overcrowded school, is getting a new middle school the provincial government says.
The Warman school was one of five new school projects announced Thursday.
In Warman, locals said their elementary school was bursting with about 700 students in kindergarten to grade five. It was designed for half that number.
The town is also home to a high school, with grades six to 12.
"There is overcrowding," Sheryl Spence, the mayor of Warman, told CBC News Thursday. "But our school is managing that very well. And I guess I think as a community we can be patient with the situation, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. That we are moving forward."Warman is a town of around 6,000 about 25 kilometres north of Saskatoon.
The government announcement said a total of $95 million would be spent on all the new schools. That figure also includes major renovations planned for a sixth building, École St. Andrews, in Regina.
Two of the five new schools will be in Saskatoon. The others will be in Swift Current and Lloydminster.
It will take a few years before the new buildings are open for students. The government said the projects entered the "approval-in-principle" phase of the process.