Requests in the 2015-18 Capital Plan received funding
Number of District-requested capital projects that received provincial funding (Source: Ten-Year Facilities Plan, 2015-2024).
Edmonton is expanding. New schools are needed to accomodate the growing number of students in suburban areas. At the same time, some mature neighbourhoods have aging populations and decling student enrolment. The District also has aging buildings that need major modernizations to maintain high quality environments for learning and working.
Each year, the District submits a Three-Year Capital Plan to the Government of Alberta outlining these needs. Realization of the projects are based on provincial funding, which is influenced by economic trends and other projects being considered by the Province.
The Capital Plan is based on the District's Ten-Year Facilities Plan and the District Infrastructure Strategy, which provide an overview of the District's facilities and long-range facility needs. The plan includes information about growth and development, demographic shifts, enrolment trends, building conditions, building locations and capacity in relation to where students live, and needs to add to, reduce or modernize existing school buildings.
Funded requests for 2015-18 include both new schools and modernizations of existing schools. This number does not include the NAIT Collegiate, as the details of its funding are still being determined.
Learning and working environments
Provide welcoming, high quality learning and working environments.
Quality infrastructure for all
Outcome: Students and staff benefit from high quality learning and working environments that facilitate quality program delivery through effective planning, managing and investing in district infrastructure.
Why is it important?
The quality of the District’s infrastructure provides a foundation for high quality teaching and learning. This includes buildings and the systems that support those buildings (such as communication and transportation networks). High quality infrastructure allows staff to work more effectively and supports students as they learn.