Town coun­cil mulls mod­u­lar day­care re­quest for sup­port

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail

The Town of Drumheller has re­cently re­ceived a re­quest for sup­port from the Golden Hills School Divi­sion for the place­ment of a mod­u­lar day­care cen­tre at the Green­tree School site.

“We’re very much just in the ex­ploratory phase, and it’s de­pend­ing on whether town coun­cil wishes to go ahead with the ap­pli­ca­tion,” says Green­tree Prin­ci­pal Anne Mor­gan.

Paul Sal­va­tore, di­rec­tor of Com­mu­nity Ser­vices for the town, had re­ported to coun­cil on Mon­day, May 11. Sal­va­tore had said that Golden Hills School Divi­sion (GHSD) has ex­pressed in­ter­est in com­plet­ing the grant ap­pli­ca­tion which would cover the hard costs of the ap­prox­i­mately $200,000 val­ued fa­cil­ity. Green­tree School would have to cover the hook-up fees for the mod­u­lar facil- ity, and GHSD would pro­vide the land for the day­care.

“Hav­ing a day­care is an op­tion for peo­ple that should be avail­able,” says Green­tree Prin­ci­pal Anne Mor­gan. “I’m all for it.” Mor­gan says that al­though Green­tree would have noth­ing to do with the manag­ing and op­er­at­ing of the day­care fa­cil­ity, there are good op­por­tu­ni­ties for part­ner­ships be­tween the school and day­care, and hav­ing a fa­cil­ity so close to Green­tree would ben­e­fit chil­dren when they make the move up to ele­men­tary.

“There were 45 fam­i­lies that in­di­cated they would use the day­care,” said Mor­gan, “it's not a firm com­mit­ment, but it cer­tainly sounds like some­thing that would be used within the com­mu­nity.” The ques­tions on Sal­va­tore’s mind is whether

The Town of Drumheller has re­ceived a re­quest for sup­port in the place­ment of a mod­u­lar day­care fa­cil­ity at the Green­tree Ele­men­tary School site, which would be funded by the Golden Hills School Divi­sion through grants.

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