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PRESS RELEASE RE: W.R. Myers Modernization

March 25, 2024

PRESS RELEASE RE: W.R. Myers Modernization

On March 25, 2024, the Board of Trustees of the Horizon School Division discussed the Alberta
Government tabled Budget 2024 and March 1, 2024 announcement regarding new schools
Alberta’s growing communities. While the board understands the government's decision to fund new schools in rapidly growing communities given the unprecedented growth of more than 28,000 new students arriving in Alberta Schools, the Board was disappointed that their number one
project W.R. Myers High School was not on the list of approved projects.

The Board had hoped that the project would be approved in the spring of 2024 so that
construction could start later this year. The Board is continuing with design funding activities in
preparation of construction tender but will have to wait until March 2025 to see if W.R. Myers is
approved before proceeding to full construction.

Marie Logan
Board Chair