Delia School to be assessed for modernization
Delia School is in line for a Value Management Assessment, looking into the present state of the school and the best way possible to create a modern educational facility for community.
In response to the Prairie Land School Division’s (PLRD) capital plan for 20162018, Alberta Education identified Delia School to be the subject of an assessment to explore modernization.
“Alberta Education is going to take a real critical look at Delia School with stakeholders in that community and make a decision with Alberta Infrastructure regarding a possible modernization or a possible rebuild,” said PLRD Superintendent of Schools Cam McKeage.
He explains the school division has been making a request to Alberta Education regarding Delia School on an annual basis.
“The last couple years we put the work we need to do on the top of that list,” he said. “We were adamant about this school needing major repairs.”
He adds it is not about viability, it is about the facility and how they can best serve students.
In a press release from the division, it cites a number of issues with the current school including; electrical upgrades, roof repair, complete upgrading to the mechanical room, repairs/upgrades both of inside/outside wall structures, and upgrading/replacement of the heating and air handling system.
“One wing of the school is all modulars and they have been there since the 1960’s,” said McKeage.
Beyond the bricks and mortar, the assessment will look at the school and the community’s needs for serving local students.
“Once they decide whether a school needs to be modernized, gutted entirely or rebuilt, that is when you start talking to your stakeholders in terms of programming requ irements and what does the school commu - nity need to run adequate programs and something special about Delia as well. That input is considered in terms of the next stage of either rebuilding or
A quiet few days at the beginning of the week as several members were in Calgary helping at our Casino. Thank you to all who gave lots of time over the two days to help.
Thursday saw our annual St. modernizing.”
According to the release, The Value Management Assessment will include a facilitator, a cost consultant and an architectural consultant, as well as representatives from Alberta Education and Alberta Infrastructure. Participants from PLRD are anticipated to include trustees, members of central office administration, teachers, students and parents. Key stakeholders from the community will also be invited to attend. The purpose of this session will be to critically look at the present state of Delia School and what the best course of action would be in moving forward to a possible modernization.
The assessment is slated to take place at Delia School April 18 and 19.
We were adamant about this school needing major repairs.”
Patrick’s Day lunch with over 80 people calling in for a stew lunch another very successful event. Bridge was played on Thursday evening and the winners were 1. Lilo Rolf & Dan Hird, 2. Russ Chuprun & Mike Dumont, 3. Helen Peers & Beryl Sigfusson. Can I remind everyone who enjoys a game of cards, there is usually a game on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting at 1:30 pm and Bridge is every Thursday at 7:00 pm. The last Tuesday of each month is the general meeting (no cards on that day) the next meeting is March 29 at 2:00 pm. Further activities are as usual and extra events are listed on the calendar which can be found at www.dinosaurvalley.com
We are looking for jigsaw puzzles and used books as well as household items for the sales tables, and clean used clothes. These items all help to fund the centre. A date for your diary is Saturday, April 16 - a pot luck supper followed by music and dancing, a notice is on the board with all the details.
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Delia School has been identified by Alberta Education to undergo a Value Management Assessment, to look at he best way to create a modern school facility for the community.