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Saskatoon Public Schools
Inspiring Learning
Project Rationale

The City Centre project will develop a new, centrally located school to serve the King George, Pleasant Hill, and Princess Alexandra school communities. The project budget is estimated at $29 million. There are a number of considerations that support construction of a state-of-the-art school with the latest amenities to serve the learning needs of students:

​Serving the community

Almost two-thirds of students currently attending the three schools self-identify as Indigenous. A new school will be designed in consultation with elders, community, and partners. It will provide facilities and opportunities for ceremony and strengthen the work to support Indigenous students.


​Maintenance

The school division has consistently maintained the three facilities. However, the age of the buildings has resulted in an estimated at $68 million in deferred maintenance costs for such things as mechanical and electrical system replacement, wheelchair accessibility, and repairs to the building envelope.

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​Funding

The Government of Saskatchewan has committed capital funding for the construction of a new school with a capacity for 600 students, with an anticipated initial enrolment of 400 to 500 students.

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​Utilization

Learning and other activities at Princess Alexandra utilize less than two-thirds of the available space. Fifty-three per cent of available space is used at Pleasant Hill and just 35 per cent at King George.

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