École Corinthia Park School


  • Looking forward to the modernization of École Corinthia Park School

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    The Black Gold School Division is grateful that the Alberta Government, in its 2024 Budget, has approved construction funding for the modernization of École Corinthia Park School (ÉCPS) in Leduc.

    “The modernization of this school has been at or near the top of Black Gold’s requests for capital funding for several years,” said Board Chair Esther Eckert. “Students and staff learning and working in environments that are clean, safe, sustainable and well-maintained is a top priority for the Board, so the recent announcement of having this important upgrade fully funded by the Province is most welcome.”

    “I am thrilled about this announcement and how it will positively boost our community’s education system,” said MLA Brandon Lunty. “This important funding will allow for the modernization of the École Corinthia Park School, ensuring it can serve the students and families of Leduc with high quality French Immersion education for years to come.”

    MLA Brandon Lunty (third from left) shakes hands with Board Chair Esther Eckert. Ward 3 Trustee Barb Martinson, Superintendent of Schools Michael Borgfjord (right), and ÉCPS Principal Rachel Djordjevic (left) joined the two on March 7 for the modernization announcement.

    Ward 3 Trustee Gary Hansen and Vice Chair Angie Charpentier are also excited for the school upgrades. “As a Leduc school trustee, I am always excited to celebrate when our schools are properly funded to improve their learning facilities,” said Charpentier.

    “Our students and staff have been looking forward to this much-needed update to their school, and I am very pleased that this project has now been approved and fully funded,” said Hansen.

    ÉCPS is a dual track school offering programs in both English and French Immersion and serves 472 students, from Pre-kindergarten to Grade 6.

    “The main driver of this modernization project is the urgent need for mechanical, plumbing, and electrical upgrades,” said Superintendent of Schools/CEO Michael Borgfjord. “Over the last number of years the school has had several issues with its multi-zone air handling systems, including breakdowns and component failures. Other goals of the project include enhancing the security, safety, and comfort for students and staff and improving the functionality of the school spaces. We are excited about the improved learning environment for students, staff, and community that will be realized.”

    Alberta Infrastructure is managing the construction project. Design funding was approved last year to prepare drawings and construction tender documents for this much-needed modernization. The design phase is well underway and should be completed by the summer. It should go for tender shortly thereafter.

    “Staff are most looking forward to seeing the positive impact this modernization will have on student engagement and achievement, as well as the increased efficiency and innovation it will bring to our educational practices,” said ÉCPS Assistant Principal Nicole Russett.

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