Morrin School is on the list of capital projects for the Alberta government for the coming years.
On Friday, November 1 the Minster of Education Adriana LeGrange announced a commitment for 25 school projects, including 15 new schools. Morrin was on the list.
“We are so excited about getting a new school,” said Principal Don Yavis upon hearing the news Friday morning. “It is going to be great, especially a new gymnasium. The kids are going to be over the moon because they have been playing in this gym with the low roof.”
The Mail reported in March of this year Prairie Land School Division (PLSD) has placed Morrin school as its top priority in its capital plan submitted to the province.
“Our facilities director, the school board and the division had been working on Alberta Infrastructure for a while because we have had long-time issues here at the school with the old building,” he said. “We had Alberta Infrastructure here with engineers and they figured it is a lot more feasible to build a new school than to repair the issues we are dealing with. “
“It’s great news, it’s showing they care about us people in rural Alberta and our kids matter."
The last major renovation to Morrin School was completed in 1989.
Yavis said there is no timeline in place. They have Friends of Morrin School Society set up as a fundraising body, and there may be possibilities of further upgrades or opportunities to partner with the community.
“All we have is an approval, now the work begins,” said Yavis.