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Edmonton Public Schools attempt to alleviate overcrowding with new boundaries
Debra Clark , CTV Edmonton
Published Saturday, January 9, 2016 4:57PM MST
Last Updated Saturday, January 9, 2016 5:11PM MST
In an attempt to alleviate overcrowding at existing schools, Edmonton public has announced new boundaries for neighbourhoods where three new schools are being built in south Edmonton.
Roberta MacAdams elementary school will serve students living in the areas of Blackburne, Blackmud Creek, MacEwan and Richford in order to alleviate overcrowding at nearby Johnny Bright School.
The new kindergarten to grade nine school in Ambleside, named Dr. Margaret-Ann Armour School, is also starting to take shape and will serve the Ambleside and Glenridding Heights neighbourhoods.
According to Edmonton Public Schools it will now be able to handle future expansion in these regions.
Nellie Carlson kindergarten to grade 9 school, will be able to accommodate 900 students in the neighbourhood of MacTaggart, Magrath Heights and South Terwillegar.
According to officials, as space opens up at Esther Starkman School, located above the boundary line, students in the west portion of South Terwillegar will be re-designated.
Edmonton Public Schools said all three schools will have what they referred to as “an open attendance boundary”, meaning students living outside the schools limit can still apply to attend.
All three new schools are scheduled to be finished by fall 2016.
With files from CTV's Amanda Anderson