The next couple of grad classes may not see it, but Delia is due for a new K-12 school.
 
The project was included in last Thursday's provincial budget as one of 20 school replacements and renovations to be funded this year.
 
"Delia is a great little school within the Prairieland Division, but structurally it has its issues and this annoucement came in perfect timing," remarked Prairieland Superintendent Cam McKeague.
 
"We have not had a build in this division at all, so this will be something new for us," noted MaKeague. "It's a little different than a modernization, so we're just going to wait for (Alberta) Education and Infrastructure to get back to us on this for our netx step."
 
The last big building project for the division was amalgamating Hanna Elementary School into J.C Charyk, which began in the spring of 2015 and took more than two years to complete.
 
"We'll have to put together a committee from the community of Delia, from the board of trustees and from the staff," stated McKeague. "They'll do a little bit of homework and background work in terms of taking a look at what building is going to best suit that school community itself."
 
McKeague added the close relationship between Prairieland and the Village of Delia was one of the strong points in their application for a new school there.

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