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G.R. Davis school may be town’s next office

The Town of Fort Macleod has outgrown its present office and will soon need to relocate.
That destination could be one of the town’s schools once it is closed.
Town officials took part earlier this month in a review of W.A. Day, G.R. Davis and F.P. Walshe schools in Fort Macleod.
Livingstone Range School Division’s long-term plan is to close G.R. Davis school, which at present houses students in Grade 4-6.
W.A. Day and F.P. Walshe schools would be modernized to accommodate all students in Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Fort Macleod is No. 1 on the school division’s list of facilities priorities.
“They’re waiting for the funding,” said Coun. Gord Wolstenholme, who took part in the school review.
Fort Macleod moved to top spot on the school division’s priority list when the province provided money for modernization of Willow Creek Composite high school in Claresholm.
“They’re going to close G.R. Davis,” Wolstenholme said. “That’s the plan.”
Yet to be determined is the make-up of W.A. Day school, which at present houses children in Kindergarten to Grade 3.
Wolstenholme told council the decision has yet to be made whether W.A. Day school would become a Kindergarten to Grade 6 school, or whether the Grade 6 students would join the Grade 7-12 students at F.P. Walshe school.
Livingstone Range invited the Town of Fort Macleod to take part in the spatial review conducted earlier this month.
“They wanted to know if the town would be interested in G.R. Davis school,” Wolstenholme said. “I said only if it was a good deal.”
The review and discussion about Fort Macleod took three days.
“It was interesting,” Wolstenholme said.

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