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Garden Hill students, staff facing packed classrooms and mould say new school would give them breathing room – CBC

Nov 10, 2023

Northeastern Manitoba First Nation’s school has ‘been condemned a couple times already’: education director

Mould, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of space are prompting calls for a new high school in Garden Hill First Nation.

The challenges come after officials in the northeastern Manitoba First Nation decided to have students repeat a grade in the 2021-22 school year, after the previous year was determined to be a loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

And last year, students were forced out of the high school for several weeks due to mould found in a wing of the junior high.

Dayna McDougall, a Grade 9 student who was recently elected chief of Garden Hill First Nation High School’s student council, said when the mould was discovered last year, all of the school’s students were impacted.

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