Construction Underway on New School for L�Anse au Loup
With an investment of more than $14 million, students along the
Labrador Straits will soon benefit from a new K-12 school in L�Anse au
Loup. The facility will also house a family resource centre and a
Community Youth Network Office.
"I am pleased to report that site work has been completed and
construction has begun on the school itself," said the Honourable Darin
King, Minister of Education. "The new facility will house all the
necessary space and assets to serve students� needs, including a
specific room for distance education, a computer room separate from the
library resource centre and a skilled trades suite. With these
additions, students will be better able to embrace everything the
provincial curriculum has to offer."
The new school will also have a music room, science/art room, a
multi-purpose lunch room, as well as a canteen and commercial kitchen, a
home economics room, and a fitness room with change area and shower
"Moving forward with construction of this K-12 school is welcome news
for students, parents and teachers on the Labrador Straits," said the
Honourable John Hickey, Minister of Labrador Affairs. "A key objective
stated in the Northern Strategic Plan is improved and increased
educational infrastructure throughout Labrador. The completion of this
facility will see families in the area benefit from a truly modern
multi-purpose educational facility that will assist in the delivery of
enhanced educational programming."
Budget 2009: Building on Our Strong Foundation has allocated
an additional $31 million for repairs and maintenance, extensions and
new school construction bringing the total budget to $121.5 million.
This is an increase of over $100 million since 2004, resulting in
approximately 500 projects, including over 200 roofing projects and 190
building envelope projects, such as the replacement of windows and
siding. In total, 470 air quality projects have been concluded.
"The last few weeks have seen a series of new school construction
moving forward," said Minister King. "From Happy Valley-Goose Bay to
L�Anse au Loup, and from Port Saunders to Placentia, new schools are
being built province-wide. These schools will offer the highest quality
learning opportunities, forming the foundation for our students to
succeed in post-secondary and beyond."
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