Sep. 15, 2014
CBE is facing pressures for more space for students throughout our system but particularly in new communities. These pressures are highest at the elementary level but will be felt in junior and senior high schools in the future as our students age and move through the system. Overall CBE system utilization is 83 per cent and over one-third of schools are over 90 per cent capacity.
To meet this pressing need we have 17 major capital projects underway: 12 new schools, three major modernizations and two replacement schools.
“I am pleased to report that Steering Committees have been created for all projects and the majority of Development Permits have been submitted to the City,” said Frank Coppinger, superintendent facilities and environmental services.
“We are targeting completion of these projects for 2016,” he added.
View the Sept. 15 Capital Projects Update PowerPoint presentation (pdf)
CBE construction, modernization and replacement school projects
In January 2014, the Province announced
funding for three major modernization projects and one replacement school:
Bowness High School (modernization)
Jack James High School (modernization)
Aboriginal Learning Centre (modernization of the previously closed Harold W. Riley School)
Christine Meikle School (replacement school)
Panorama Hills (K-4 elementary school)
Tuscany (K-4 elementary school)
Auburn Bay (K-4 elementary school)
New Brighton – Copperfield (5-9 middle school)
Evergreen (5-9 middle school)
McKenzie Towne (5-9 middle school)
In June 2014, Alberta Infrastructure announced that it would not be using a P3 construction model to build 19 schools in Alberta, including six CBE schools. In June, the projects were handed over to CBE to design and build:
Saddle Ridge (5-9 middle school)
New Brighton (K-4 elementary school)
Copperfield (K-4 elementary school)
Rocky Ridge / Royal Oak (5-9 middle school)
Evanston (K-4 elementary school)
As part of the May 2013 announcement, the Province also announced funding for a northeast Calgary high school that Alberta Infrastructure would lead construction on through a design/build delivery process. CBE will look after maintenance of the school following completion.
CBE is also leading construction for Elbow Park School, damaged in the June 2013 floods. The replacement of the school is a flood project funded by insurance and provincial flood money and does not impact priorities for other capital projects.