Buffalo Trail Public Schools Announces Irma School Tender Approved!
NEWS RELEASE – Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
Buffalo Trail Public Schools is pleased to announce that the Irma School Tender was approved at this morning’s Board of Trustees meeting.
When the tenders were submitted, all were over budget. With a lot of hard work from our Senior Administration Team, ONPA Architects and Chandos Construction, the scope of the project was reviewed and the team was able to reduce the scope without impacting the integrity of the project. With the scope reduction and assistance from Alberta Education/Infrastructure, we were able to get the project on budget, thus allowing the Board to pass a motion to enter into a contract with Chandos Construction to build the Irma Replacement School. “We are excited to be working with the community of Irma in this joint venture. It’s rewarding to see this legacy project come together as an excellent example of school boards and community working together,” said Trustee Archibald.
The changes that were made to reach our budget did not compromise any of the components of the new school. “The Board is committed to ensuring that our facilities are meeting the learning needs of students. Irma School is another example of providing our students with the most up to date learning environment,” stated Board Chair Darcy Eddleston.
The new school design is impressive! Collaborative learning spaces have been incorporated into the structure that provide flexibility in program offering. Superintendent Bob Allen shared, “We are excited to be able to offer the students a state of the art facility that will serve their needs and the needs of future generations in the community.”
We will see work begin on site in the next few weeks with a target opening date of September 2019!
For more information, please contact:
Bob Allen, Superintendent
Buffalo Trail Public Schools
(780) 842-6144 or firstname.lastname@example.org