Four local entities – the South East Cornerstone Public School Division, the Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division, the City of Estevan and the Estevan Police Service – have jointly announced that they are all working together in the development of an Educational Facility Master Plan for the community.
“The catalyst that prompted these conversations was the declining enrolment at Estevan
Comprehensive School. Currently the school is operating at 53 per cent utilization,” said South
East Cornerstone board chair Audrey Trombley.
“However, once discussions began it was apparent that all the partners had facility and operational needs within the city,” said Mayor Roy Ludwig. “Finding ways to address these needs together allows for the most efficient use of valuable fiscal as well as human resources.”
“This is a great opportunity to provide 21st century learning opportunities to students in Estevan and area,” said Holy Family board chair Bruno Tuchscherer.
“This is a win-win opportunity for all the partners involved as well
as the residents of Estevan,” said Police Chief Paul Ladouceur.
All the partners are inviting the public to attend an information meeting, hosted by the two school divisions, on Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Estevan Comprehensive School.
The Mercury will have more details as they become available.