We believe that, wherever they live, students deserve a great education, great teachers and high-quality places to learn. Our Three-Year Capital Plan is approved and submitted by the Board of Trustees each year to the provincial government to ask for funding for new schools and major modernizations. Edmonton Public Schools decides and prioritizes which projects go into the plan, and the government decides which ones get funded and when funding will be received.
Our Board of Trustees continues to ask the government for much-needed funding for new schools in growing areas of our city, as well as funding to modernize older schools to make sure all students are in high-quality learning environments.
In 2017, the province announced funding for new and modernized schools across Alberta. Edmonton Public Schools received funding for three new schools to add much needed learning spaces throughout our city.
We asked the public to help us name these schools, and we received almost 600 suggestions! Read about our school namesakes or watch the Honouring our New School Namesakes video.
In 2014, we met with the Lawton and Highlands communities to talk about modernizing or replacing older schools in the area. Funding was announced for the new Ivor Dent School K-9 (replacement school) on the Rundle School site. The school opened its doors to students in September 2017. Read about the process for determining the location of the school.
The Highlands community wanted a modernization at Highlands School that maintained the historic architecture of the building and a new addition to accommodate more students. On March 21, 2017, the government announced funding for the Highlands school project, which will honour the concept developed through the community consultation process in 2014-15.
In March 2017, the province announced funding for a Mill Creek School replacement project. We're working with the community to develop a vision for the future of Mill Creek School. Based on feedback we received from families, staff and community members, we shared a concept for feedback at a meeting in June. Find out what happens next by reviewing the design and construction plans.
In 2014, the Government of Alberta announced funding for four school modernization projects and a replacement school for Edmonton Public Schools. The schools that are being modernized with this funding include: