Government of Yukon

December 5, 2011

Revised completion date for F.H. Collins Secondary School

WHITEHORSE— The completion date of the new F.H. Collins Secondary School has been revised to August 2015 to ensure the new facility meets the long-term space and learning requirements of a 21st century secondary school.

“Our government is firmly committed to replacing the F.H. Collins Secondary School,” Education Minister Scott Kent said. “Our goal is to ensure this school will serve many future generations of Yukoners.”

The amended construction schedule provides the Yukon government adequate time to review the final design and ensures fiscal responsibility by minimizing financial risks. It will also provide the potential to incorporate geothermal heating into the initial design and construction phase.

“The main focus of our risk assessment analysis and project management approach is to achieve the best results possible,” Highways and Public Works Minister Wade Istchenko said. “We consider long-term viability, quality and value to be the key drivers of the project schedule.”

The new completion date provides the opportunity to achieve the best value for taxpayers’ dollars and ensures that the new facility will meet the learning needs of students for many years to come.


Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
Doris Wurfbaum
Communications, Highways and Public Works
Michele Royle
Communications, Education

News Release #11-177