Steinbach, MB. Dec. 19, 2019 – Hanover School Division officially turned sod to begin construction of the new addition at Mitchell Elementary School. Trustees and staff participated in the ceremonial ground-breaking along with special guests the Hon. Kelvin Goertzen, Minister of Education and Stan Toews, Reeve for the Municipality of Hanover. Scheduled for completion by December 2020, the new addition will include five classrooms, library, multipurpose room, and related ancillary spaces.
Enrollment has been steadily increasing at Mitchell Elementary School and is expected to reach upwards of 650 students by the year 2028. With an estimated 12,600 square feet of new space, the new addition will address current issues of overcrowding, while providing room for enrollment growth in the years ahead. Approximately 2,000 square feet of the existing facility will be renovated to provide improved educational support and resource spaces. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $4.5 million.
Hanover School Division gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Public Schools Finance Board and the Province of Manitoba.