Calgary Board of Education files statement of defence against Christine Meikle School lawsuit

Aug. 26, 2014

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CALGARY – The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) has today filed a Statement of Defence in response to the lawsuit filed earlier this month related to the development of the new Christine Meikle school in the community of Varsity Acres. As this is a legal matter and is before the courts, the CBE will not comment on the suit or on its defence.

Information about the new Christine Meikle School is available to the public on the CBE website (under the Schools under development section). This information addresses questions asked by members of the Varsity community and describes the role the school plays in providing access to education for students with exceptional needs. The CBE will host a public presentation on Sept. 17 to show the latest design concept drawings and plans. Public presentations were also made June 18, June 19 and Aug. 6.

This project is one of 17 new or replacement school construction projects currently underway at the CBE funded by the Alberta Government. The CBE is working to complete these projects as soon as possible to help address the growing need for school spaces in Calgary. All projects are currently targeting completion in 2016.


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