In a move to responsibly manage resources and to ensure uninterrupted and high-quality education for students, the Black Gold School Division (BGSD) and the Wild Rose School Division (WRSD) are collaborating to facilitate the temporary relocation of Breton High School's grade 7-12 students to Warburg School during the anticipated Breton High School modernization project.
Following careful consideration and consultation with their school community and the project architects, the WRSD Board of Trustees passed a motion on October 17, 2023, to temporarily move all grade 7-12 students from Breton High School to Warburg School in September 2024 until February 2026 or until the project is completed, pending construction funding approval from the Province.
On October 24, the WRSD sent a letter to BGSD, formally requesting to jointly utilize the Warburg High School for the duration of the modernization process. At their regular meeting on November 1, the BGSD Board of Trustees expressed their readiness to collaborate.
“Black Gold is pleased to support our neighboring school division by working together to ensure that Breton High School students receive a seamless and high-quality educational experience at Warburg School during their school’s modernization project,” said BGSD Board Chair Esther Eckert. “We look forward to a productive partnership with the Wild Rose School Division and are committed to making this transition as smooth as possible.”
"Our Board and administration thank Black Gold School Division for allowing us to temporarily utilize Warburg School during our high school’s modernization," said WRSD Board Chair Daryl Scott. “We believe this move is the most efficient way to ensure minimal disruptions and provide the highest quality of instruction for our students.”
Breton High School will retain its staff, students, and identity throughout the modernization project and will occupy an unused portion of Warburg School, and will have access to sufficient classrooms, a gymnasium, shop, science lab, and music room for the duration of the construction.
While the decision to temporarily relocate to Warburg School will present challenges, such as longer school bus rides, both school boards are optimistic that the benefits of this collaboration will ultimately result in a fully modernized school that will serve K-12 students in the Breton community for many years to come.
Both school boards also extend their gratitude to the Breton and Warburg school communities for their support and understanding during the anticipated construction period.