City Council has approved the rezoning of land north of Mother Teresa Catholic School to accommodate future expansion.
Superintendent Karl Germann says in addition to the four modular classrooms they already have, three more should be attached by Christmas, and the extra land will likely see them end up in the double digits.
“Mother Teresa was a school originally built for 425 students and expanded to 525; our problem right now is there’s over 612 kids in that school. We applied to the city for a rezoning, and we’re probably going to put in about 8 to 10 modulars to the north of that school.”
The modulars will be attached with hallways so the children won’t have to walk outside in the snow.
The Grande Prairie Catholic School District also had to get the nod from Horse Lake First Nation, which owns and is developing the land.
There is also still space for another public school should that district choose to build.
With their two gyms, Germann hopes the expansion will contain their population for another 10 to 15 years.