(Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

(Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools)

Blackfalds getting new Catholic school

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools (RDCRS) will be opening another elementary school in Blackfalds.

The existing school, St. Gregory the Great Catholic School is at capacity, administration has been working diligently with RDCRS over the past year to look for a suitable parcel for a new elementary school. Seven possible locations were assessed in various areas of the community that met the primary requirements.

A four-hectare site in Aspen Lakes West was chosen by both parties as to the preferred site and the Town is currently completing negotiations on the acquisition of the land affected.

The new elementary school is a top priority for RDCRS, and an application for provincial funding of this capital project has already been submitted.

RDCRS said in. press release that they are optimistic that a funding announcement from the Province this spring and a targeted opening of the new school could be a reality as soon as September 2024.