Alberta government investing $251 million for 15 priority school projects

News Release

Investing in more school projects and creating jobs

Students, teachers and communities across the province will benefit from new, modernized and well-maintained schools and classrooms.

Alberta’s government is investing $251 million over three years in new funding for 15 priority school projects. These projects include new schools in Calgary, Edmonton and Camrose; modernizations in Acme, Cochrane, Evansburg and Milk River; design funding for schools in Sherwood Park, Raymond, Manning, Penhold and Valleyview; and a water main repair for a school in Slave Lake. These Budget 2022 school projects will provide new and improved student spaces, create jobs and revitalize communities across the province.

“As Alberta’s Recovery Plan continues to drive our economic recovery, we know we need a strong education system to equip our next generation with the tools and skills they need to succeed in our modern, diversified economy. These new and upgraded schools will do just that, while creating more jobs and making life better for Alberta families.”Jason Kenney, Premier

“This investment shows our unwavering support for student learning in state-of-the art schools that will also benefit parents and communities. We’re meeting the need for additional classroom space across the province while creating healthy and safe learning environments for students and teachers.”Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education

“New schools and modernization projects throughout the province are creating vital economic activity in Alberta communities and supporting thousands of jobs related to project planning, design and construction. We’re focused on ensuring students have, as quickly as possible, the top-quality schools they need to help them succeed.”Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

“The Calgary Catholic School District is pleased that our No. 1 priority of a new K-9 school in Legacy has been approved for funding. Providing high-quality learning spaces to students in our rapidly growing communities is integral to their success. The board of trustees will continue to advocate for our infrastructure needs, both in new builds and modernizations, to accommodate growth in our communities and ensure we are providing optimal learning environments for our students and staff.”Cathie Williams, chair, Calgary Catholic School District

“On behalf of the students and community of Evanston, we thank the Government of Alberta for today’s announcement. This school will allow students to attend school closer to home and as a growing school system, we welcome these additional learning spaces.”Susan Vukadinovic, vide-chair, Calgary Board of Education

“We are extremely thankful for these schools, both of which are critically needed to ease significant enrolment pressures in north and west Edmonton. Our current schools in those areas are overcrowded and students will benefit from vibrant new learning spaces to accommodate growing communities. Edmonton Catholic Schools is pleased the Alberta government has responded to our top two needs as outlined in our capital plan.”Sandra Palazzo, chair, Edmonton Catholic Schools

Alberta’s government is strengthening its investment in education infrastructure and planning for the future by maintaining and enhancing existing schools and building new schools. The 2022 Capital Plan invests $2 billion over three years to support these 15 school projects, continue work on previously announced projects, maintain existing schools and support charter school infrastructure, including collegiate programs. This includes $118 million over the next three years to support the continued implementation of the modular program to address the most urgent needs for additional space across the province.

Also included is $209 million over three years to support the maintenance and renewal of existing school buildings through the Capital Maintenance and Renewal Program and $300 million over three years in school authority self-directed capital projects.

Budget 2022 moves Alberta forward towards personal and economic prosperity by building capacity in our health-care system, developing the talents and skills of our workforce and providing opportunities for all Albertans to succeed and thrive.

Budget 2022 school capital projects:

CommunitySchool DivisionProject Type/Name
AcmeGolden Hills School DivisionModernization and Addition of Acme School (Grades K-12)
CalgaryCalgary Roman Catholic Separate School DivisionNew Elementary/Junior High School in Legacy (Grades K-9)
CalgaryCalgary School DivisionNew Middle School in Evanston (Grades 5-9)
CamroseElk Island Catholic Separate School DivisionNew High School (Grades 9-12)
CochraneRocky View School DivisionModernization and Addition of Bow Valley High School (Grades 9-12)
EdmontonEdmonton Catholic Separate School DivisionNew High School in Castle Downs/Dunluce (Grades 10-12)
EdmontonEdmonton Catholic Separate School DivisionNew Elementary/Junior High School in Lewis Farms (Grades K-9)
EvansburgGrande Yellowhead School DivisionModernization of Grand Trunk School (Grades K-12)
ManningPeace River School DivisionReplacement School Solution in Manning (Grades K-12)
Milk RiverHorizon School DivisionModernization of Milk River School (Grades K-12)
Penhold*Chinook’s Edge School DivisionReplacement of Penhold Elementary School (Grades 4-8)
Raymond*Westwind School DivisionNew High School (Grades 9-12)
Sherwood Park*Elk Island School DivisionReplacement School Solution for Sherwood Park
Slave LakeLiving Waters School DivisionWater Main repair at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy
Valleyview*Northern Gateway School DivisionReplacement School Solution in Valleyview (Grades K-12)

*Design funding only

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