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Construction Funding Approved for Nanton Schools Project

Livingstone Range School Division is thrilled that the Alberta government has approved construction funding for the Nanton New & Modernized Schools project. The funding comes as part of the Alberta Budget 2024, which allocates $2.1 billion for K to 12 schools projects.

Livingstone-Macleod MLA Chelsae Petrovic announced the funding. "Today marks a significant investment in the future of Nanton and our commitment to education in rural Alberta. I am proud to announce that the Government of Alberta will be fully funding the Nanton Schools Project," says MLA Petrovic. "This project will not only provide a modern and safe learning environment for students but also contribute to the overall development and prosperity of our community. I commend the dedication and hard work of all those involved in making this project a reality, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact it will have on generations to come."

Livingstone Range School Division Board of Trustees Chair Lori Hodges says, "For ten years the Board of Trustees has advocated Alberta Education for new and modernized schools in Nanton. Today we are elated that this investment will provide 21st-century learning facilities to help our students grow and prepare for the future."

Design funding was granted in March 2023, and the Division is currently moving through the design process which will take until December of 2024. The result will be tender-ready construction documents such as drawings, specifications, and permits. Construction funding moves this key capital project into the next phase. Livingstone Range School Division will receive more detailed funding information from Alberta Education in the coming weeks and will share construction plans as they become available.

"We are grateful for the work of the Nanton Schools Advisory Committee, the Enhancement Committee, and stakeholders who celebrate with us today," says Trustee Hodges. "Our ongoing collaboration will benefit the students, families, and community of Nanton."

With Budget 2024 the province will fund 43 priority school projects, including 28 new schools, 10 replacement schools and five modernizations. For more information, visit www.alberta.ca.

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