Today, Melville-Saltcoats MLA Bob Bjornerud, on behalf of Education Minister Don Morgan, joined representatives from the Good Spirit School Division to tour the construction site of the new Prekindergarten to Grade 12 school in Langenburg. The Government of Saskatchewan has committed a total of $23 million toward this project.
“The new school in Langenburg will offer a modern learning environment for students in the growing community of Langenburg,” Bjornerud said. “Our government is committed to the success of each and every Saskatchewan student and we know that building schools and investing in education will positively impact the future of all students and early learners.”
Construction is progressing quickly. Currently, walls are up, windows are being prepared for installation, the roof is being installed and the floor is being prepared for cement, including backfilling and installation of in-floor heating and venting. The building should be enclosed by winter and the focus will then shift to interior finishes.
The new school will be equipped with room for almost 400 students ranging from Prekindergarten to Grade 12 and will feature open concept learning spaces allowing for more natural light, a large gymnasium and multi-purpose room that are connected to a large stage, a fitness room, practical and applied arts spaces and a science lab.
“It is amazing to watch the significant progress that TL Penner Construction and their sub-contractors have made in the past few months,” Good Spirit School Division Board Chair Lois Smandych said. “The entire community is awestruck by the impressive architectural design of the building and the students are excited to get in to their new school.”
Since November 2007, the Government of Saskatchewan has committed approximately $948 million toward 65 major school capital projects and numerous smaller projects such as portable classrooms and preventative maintenance and renewal.
Click any image below to open the pictures in the viewer. (Pictures via Barry Dilts at the office of Bob Bjornerud)