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BGRS staff member Kerri-Lynn Hickman (front, centre) presented the board with a framed copy of the 2008 Canadian government apology to First Nations. Hickman spoke to the board at their March 6 regular meeting about the work the district is doing to provide more Indigenous awareness. (Lisa Berg/Rep Staff) Admin revises capital plan

Associate Superintendent of Business and Finance Ruth Andres presented a revised three-year capital plan to the Black Gold Regional School board at their March 6 regular meeting.

The updated plan adjusted the priority of new schools in the district. A new K-9 school in west Leduc, with a capacity of 950 students, was moved from priority five to three.

Andres said that after two new modulars at West Haven Elementary and Leduc Estates School there is no room for a new modular. Leduc Trustee Sarah O’Gorman spoke in favour of the updated plan saying that based on the continued growth of Leduc, working to add extra capacity is wise.

Leduc High School to have boiler replaced

The board approved a bid from Goldbar Contractors Inc. to provide equipment and scope of work for the Leduc Composite High School boiler replacement. The bid for the service was $694,500, excluding GST.

O’Gorman asked whether the work will mean an interruption to classes. Andres said the work is planned for spring break so they are hoping for no interruptions.

Board hears from one speaker

BGRS staff member Kerri-Lynn Hickman spoke to the board about the efforts the district is making to educate students and staff about Indigenous awareness.

She presented new books that will be available in all school libraries in the district that feature an Indigenous atlas of Canada. Hickman spoke about the work that the district will continue to do moving forward.

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