A joint venture agreement for Maple Leaf International School – Yancheng was officially confirmed by the Yancheng government: Yandu District and Maple Leaf on July 12, 2016. China Maple Leaf Educational Systems founder, chairman and CEO, Dr. Sherman Jen, and Party Vice Secretary and Governor of Yandu District, Yancheng, Wu Benhui, signed on behalf of the agreeing parties.
Several government and education bureau officials were present at the signing ceremony, as well as media representatives. Dr. Sherman Jen announced in his speech that Maple Leaf will launch a new pre-school, elementary school and middle school in Yancheng: Yandu District in 2017. Wu Benhui explained in his speech how a Maple Leaf school in Yancheng is an honor to Yancheng and how it will foster educational reform and public-private partnerships with the private operation of schools within government owned school facilities. Yancheng Education Bureau’s Party Secretary and Director, Yin Yong, expressed his hope and belief that a Maple Leaf School in Yancheng would become a top school in Jiangsu Province and promote educational quality and exciting opportunities for students.
This “government-constructed and Maple Leaf-operated school” is scheduled to open on September 1, 2017.