H.1.
    Superintendent’s Report
    August 23, 2017
    To:
    Board of Trustees
    From:
    C. Lewis, Superintendent of Schools
    Subject:
    Grande Cache Community High School Modernization
    Originator:
    K. Baluch, Director – Facility Services
    RECOMMENDATION
    That the Board receive a report on the Grande Cache Community High School modernization,
    as information.
    REPORT
    Background:
    Exterior work is mostly completed with the construction area now cleaned up and new sod
    installed over the summer. Most deficiencies are expected to be completed by the end of
    August.
    Context of the Recommendation:
    January 31, 2014, the Province of Alberta announced modernization of the Grande Cache
    community High School. The condition of the building, enrolment projections, utilization rates
    and program delivery as well as health and safety concerns were a few of the factors in the
    decision for the modernization. Grande Cache Community High School was constructed in
    1969 and is due for a modernization to meet the guidelines of barrier free access for students,
    and to increase its capacity for program delivery into the future.
    On May 7, 2014, the Board appointed The Workun Garrick Partnership Architecture & Interior
    Design Inc. as the architects for the Grande Cache Community High School modernization
    project.
    On December 3, 2014, the Board approved the plans, in principle, for the Grande Cache
    Community High School Modernization.

    On January 21, 2015, Ministerial approval was received for an additional $300,000 from the
    province and $1,500,000 from Grande Yellowhead Public School Division’s undesignated funds
    toward the modernization of Grande Cache Community High bringing the total approved budget
    for construction to $16,631,543.
    September 9, 2015, the Board of Trustees approved the low tender of Monteith Building Group.
    Conclusion:
    That the Board of Trustees receive an update on the progress to the modernization of Grande
    Cache Community High School.

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