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Advocacy Priorities Building and Modernizing Schools

Building and Modernizing Schools

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Building and Modernizing CBE Schools is a Priority

We require new schools to support rapid enrolment growth in Calgary, and modernizations to ensure students are learning in up-to-date facilities close to home. Opening new schools is necessary, and modernizations breathe new life into existing schools. More than half of CBE's 251 schools are 50+ years old and require upgrades to ensure that students are learning in modern environments that offer opportunities in Career and Technology Studies (CTS) and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses.

How does the CBE plan f​​or new schools and modernized spaces?

Each year, school boards subm​it a plan to Alberta Education that identifies the top priorities for new schools and major modernizations. Our priorities are identified by considering census data, educational need, community demographics, school enrolment, transportation times and the overall economic and growth outlook for Calgary. Alberta Education receives about 400 capital requests annually from school boards across the province, but only a small number are funded.​​

Current Priorities

On March 1, 2023, the province announced full, planning or pre-planning funding for all of the Year One and Two of the Year Two priorities identified on the CBE’s 2023-26 Three-Year School Capital Plan. 

On March 21, the Board of Trustees approved the 2024-27 Three-Year School Capital Plan​, which identifies the following Year One priorities.

New School Projects Project Status
Evanston Elementary ​New request
Cornerstone High School Planning​
Redstone Elementary​ New request
Saddle Ridge Middle ​Pre-Planning

Modernization requests Project Status
Annie Gale School Planning
Crescent Heights High School Modernization Request​
A.E. Cross School​ Pre-Planning
Sir John A. Macdonald School ​Pre-Planning

New Schools and Modernizations​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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