We are very excited to have
received approval for a new school building project in the community of
Lanigan. This new school will see the consolidation of Lanigan Central High
School and Lanigan Elementary School into a single K-12 building.
The consolidation of the Lanigan
schools (Lanigan Central High 9-12 / Lanigan Elementary School K-8) will reduce
the operating costs and ensure an efficient facility for the community and
area. Currently, Lanigan Central High School has no HVAC system for air
These schools are nearing the end of
their life cycle. Major upgrades are pending for the heating systems and
building envelope. The capital cost to retrofit the facility with an HVAC
system would be better spent on a new facility for the next 50 years.
The Government of Saskatchewan has
approved this project with a budget of approximately $30 million, as one of six new major infrastructure projects for school
divisions in communities across the province. The timeline of the project and
ground-breaking date will be determined in the coming weeks and months.
For Horizon School Division, this is an exciting
opportunity to bring a new facility forward to support our students,
staff, families, communities, and stakeholders. We wish to thank the advocacy
of our staff, senior leadership, and Board for bringing this project to the
attention of our government. And, we wish to thank the Government of
Saskatchewan for their support.
- Kevin C. Garinger, Director of Education