BY JANET FRENCH, EDMONTON JOURNAL
Published on: April 25, 2017
Photo: ED KAISSER / POST MEDIA
Edmonton public school trustees are so anxious about a looming shortage of high school space, they’re asking Alberta’s education minister for money immediately to start planning two new ones.
“This is one of the issues that keeps me up at night,” trustee Nathan Ip said while attempting to convince his school board colleagues to pass a motion urging Education Minister David Eggen to hand over extra cash.
The motion, passed unanimously at the board’s Tuesday meeting, asks Eggen for funds — they wouldn’t say how much — to plan two of the three new high schools the district wants to build within the next three years.