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Alberta to modernize schools in Edmonton and Calgary

The Redford government is modernizing 18 schools in Edmonton and Calgary, which will benefit nearly 12,000 Alberta students.

These 18 new modernization projects — nine in Edmonton and nine in Calgary — will ensure that more Alberta students in some of the province’s fastest-growing neighbourhoods will have modern learning environments.

Some of the planned renovations include: updating mechanical and electrical systems, improving school exteriors and classroom modifications. Renovations may include upgrades to improve barrier-free accessibility and safety and security systems. In some cases, this will mean reconfiguration of school front entrances to increase building security and installing new fire alarms and sprinkler systems.

“Under our Building Alberta Plan, we are working hard to make our education system more student centred and responsive to the needs of kids and their communities. Modern facilities are essential to achieving the goals of Inspiring Education and will help ensure that Alberta’s students receive a world-class education.”

Jeff Johnson, Minister of Education

“Targeted upgrades and modernizations for existing schools, in addition to building new schools to accommodate growth, are important components of our plan to make sure students and communities have the access they need to achieve.”

Ric McIver, Minister of Infrastructure

Some examples of improvements include:

  • Major modernization of Ross Sheppard High School in Edmonton
  • Upgrades and increased Career & Technology Studies space at Jack James High School in Calgary
  • Entirely renovated facility for deaf and hard of hearing students in Edmonton

Last spring, Premier Redford committed to build and modernize 120 schools throughout the province. Information about other school projects currently underway and additional details on the Edmonton and Calgary projects can be found online as it becomes available.

Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

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