BY JANET FRENCH, EDMONTON JOURNAL
Published on: September 21, 2016
Day cares, public libraries, and medical clinics could all find homes in new Edmonton public schools if the government will let boards include flexible spaces, public trustees say.
The Edmonton public school board voted unanimously Tuesday to write to the ministers of education and infrastructure, asking for the ability to include “flex spaces” in school construction projects.
“As neighbourhoods move through the ebb and flow of increase and decrease (in children), schools can remain viable and relevant even when the student populations have waned in those areas,” said trustee Nathan Ip, who brought forward the motion.