The province could soon be teaming up with the private sector to build a handful of new schools in Manitoba.
Premier Brian Pallister announced private-public partnerships (P3’s) are being pursued to build three schools in Winnipeg and another in Brandon.
“The P3 model has proved to be very successful across Canada and in Saskatchewan in particular for such projects. We have studied these approaches carefully and believe a similar innovative procurement delivery model could mean cost savings and better value for Manitobans,” said Pallister in a statement.
The province says under this model, the private sector will finance and construct the schools along with maintaining them long-term. The schools will still be operated by the school boards.
The four new schools would be a high school in Waverley West, a K-8 in Waterford Green and southeast Brandon, and a K-5 French immersion school in the Seven Oaks School Division.