Monday, October 26, 2015

TENDERS CALLED FOR COMPLETION OF VIRGINIA PARK ELEMENTARY

NLIS 10
Transportation and Works
Education and Early Childhood Development
October 26, 2015

Building Modern Learning Communities

Provincial Government Calls Tender for Construction of New Virginia Park Elementary

A tender has been called for the completion of construction of the new Virginia Park Elementary, a two-story facility located on Middleton Street in St. John’s for Grades K-6.

“The tender being called is for the second phase of the construction of Virginia Park Elementary, following the completion of the site development valued at $7.8 million. This is a tremendous investment in the families and community of Virginia Park which will result in a modern learning environment.”
- The Honourable David Brazil, Minister of Transportation and Works

The new school is being constructed adjacent to the existing Virginia Park Elementary. It will include 17 classrooms, a gymnasium and stage, a library resource centre, music room, lunch/multi-purpose room, commercial kitchen and a family resource centre, among other spaces.

“Over $95 million is being allocated through Budget 2015 as part of our government’s multi-year education infrastructure plan that supports families and helps make Newfoundland and Labrador an attractive place to live and work. We are building new schools like the one in Virginia Park, improving existing facilities, strengthening communities and supporting population growth. I am pleased to see the next phase of this project begin and look forward to the completion of this new school and the many other projects underway throughout the province.”
- The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

It’s anticipated the new Virginia Park Elementary will be completed in fall 2017. This year, more than $660 million is being invested in schools, roads, health care facilities, and municipal infrastructure projects.

“We are extremely pleased to see this project moving forward for the Virginia Park Elementary school community. This new school will be a focal point of the community and will certainly be welcomed by students, families and staff. I look forward to the completion of the school and welcoming students in the near future.”
- Milton Peach, Chair, Newfoundland and Labrador English School Board

Since 2004, 15 new schools have been completed, 10 more are in various stages of planning or construction, 31 major extensions and renovation projects have been completed, and 9 more are underway.

QUICK FACTS
·       A tender is being called to complete construction of the new Virginia Park Elementary in St. John’s.
·       The tender call follows the completion of site development valued at $7.8 million.
·       The new school will include 17 classrooms and will accommodate students in Grades K-6.
·       Since 2004, 15 new schools have been completed, 10 more are in various stages of planning or construction, 31 major extensions and renovation projects have been completed, and 9 more are underway.

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Media contacts:
Jacquelyn Howard
Director of Communications
Department of Transportation and Works
709-729-3015, 689-2624
jacquelynhoward@gov.nl.ca

Blair Medd
Director of Communications
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
709-729-0048, 631-8465
blairmedd@gov.nl.ca

Ken Morrissey
Director of Communications
Newfoundland and Labrador English School District
709-758-2371, 730-0798
kenmorrissey@nlesd.ca


2015 10 26                                          3:15 p.m.

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