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Advocacy Priorities Urgent Need for Learning Spaces

Urgent Need for Learning Spaces

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More Learning Spaces are Urgently Required

Currently, one in four schools is operating at 100 per cent utilization or higher.

​In spring 2023, CBE asked government to fund six new schools; only one received construction funding. In March 2024, the Board requested an additional 21 new schools in its 2024-27 Three-Year School Capital Plan to address rapid enrolment growth. 

To address short-term enrolment pressures, the Board also requested 68 new modular classrooms in its 2024-25 Modular Classroom Program​.​  However, only 12 of those requests have been granted. These class​rooms may not be ready for September 2024. ​

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 population data, educational need, school condition, 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.​

Learn more about Building and Modernizing Schools​.  

Current Priorities

On March 1, 2024, the province announced full, planning or pre-planning funding for four new schools and one modernization requested from the 2024-27 Three-Year School Capital Plan. 

On March 21, the Board of Trustees approved the 2025-28 Three-Year School Capital Plan which identifies 13, Year-1 new school requests, as well as eight​ Year-2 and 3 requests.

New School Requests

  1. Cornerstone High 
  2. Cornerstone Elementary
  3. Mahogany Middle
  4. Redstone Elementary
  5. Sage Hill/Kincora Middle
  6. Sage Hill Elementary
  7. Sherwood/Nolan Hill Middle
  8. ​​Cityscape/Redstone Middle
  9. Cornerston​​​e Middle
  10. Walden Elementary
  11. Livingston Elementary
  12. Nolan Hill Elementary
  13. Aspen Woods Middle

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Modernization Requests
Crescent Heights High School Modernization Request​

Urgent Need for New Learning Spaces​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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