Edmonton Public Schools will be starting to prepare the construction sites for Aleda Patterson School and Alex Janvier School. Construction fencing will be going up soon to block off the areas where each school will be built. Workers and equipment will begin stripping the sites to prepare for construction. After this phase of the work is complete there will not be any activity until spring 2020.
Aleda Patterson School
Alex Janvier School
In spring 2016, we invited parents and community members in the greater Westlawn area to talk about the condition of Afton, Glendale, Sherwood and Westlawn schools. Throughout 2016, we discussed potential school concepts and other community projects happening in the area. A working committee group developed a community-driven plan.
In spring 2017, we presented concepts based on feedback we heard from all public meetings, responses to online surveys and from the working committee. The community showed a preference for Concept 2:
The provincial government announced funding for this project, which will consolidate all students from Afton, Glendale, Sherwood and Westlawn schools into the two new schools when they open.
We hosted a public meeting at Westlawn School on May 28, 2018, to discuss the recommendation to close Afton, Glendale, Sherwood and Westlawn schools. At the October 23, 2018, Board meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to close the four schools effective on the last operational day prior to the opening of the new schools. This means the four schools will remain open and continue serving students until the two replacement schools are opened.
In March 2019, the community shared what they’d like to see in the new schools. The design team used this to inform the concept designs they presented in June.
The project design team will review your ideas and bring a final concept back to the community at a later date. In the future, we’ll also have a meeting to talk about closed school buildings.
For more information, contact your school directly or Infrastructure at 780-429-8539 or firstname.lastname@example.org.