DIEPPE, N.B. —The New Brunswick government says a new school valued at about $34 million in Dieppe should relieve overcrowding at other schools in the area.
Premier Brian Gallant says construction on the new Grade 3 to 8 school should start in August, with completion expected for the 2018-19 school year.
It will accommodate up to about 1,000 students, and have a cafeteria, a science lab, two gyms, music rooms, a library and about 40 classrooms.
The province says it should address overcrowding at Ecole Amirault, Ecole Carrefour de l'Acadie and Ecole Mathieu-Martin in the Francophone Sud school district.
The money is part of the Department of Education's capital budget, which includes an investment of $108.6 million in infrastructure and improvements for schools.