Crowded Beaumont schools to get relief
Province promises two new K-9 schools for fast-growing community
Beaumont, Alta. is getting two new schools to help the fast-growing bedroom community cope with overcrowded classrooms.
The town southeast of Edmonton has been lobbying the province for years for new schools.
The province announced Tuesday it will build two adjacent kindergarten to Grade 9 schools — one Catholic, one public — with some sections to be shared between schools.
The schools will be build by public-private partnership and should be open by 2014.
The government pledged Tuesday to build 22 new and replacement schools and renovate 13 others across the province.