The City of Chestermere along with other communities in southern Alberta will be seeing new schools that will be fully funded for construction through the 2024 Budget. 

The government of Alberta announced earlier this month that the money is coming from a $2.1 billion capital investment over the next three years aimed at modernizing schools for students across the province. 

"Alberta is growing and we are investing significantly in education to meet that growth," said Premier Danielle Smith.

"Communities across the province will be seeing new and modernized schools for their students, providing them the best places to learn. I am looking forward to seeing all the schools we’re investing in move forward and open in the years to come.”

The fully funded schools and design-funded schools in Chestermere are:

  •  A new K-9 Catholic school.

With an additional 43 projects included in this year’s budget, the government is funding a total of 98 school projects in various stages across the province.

In addition to the $2.1 billion, $103 million over three years will be used to supply modular classrooms to quickly increase classroom spaces in schools facing significant capacity challenges. 

"Alberta is growing and Budget 2024’s Capital Plan supports thousands of new student spaces. Alberta’s government is ensuring students in K-12 continue to thrive and succeed," said Minister of Treasury Board and Finance, Nate Horner.

Rocky View School will not only be getting new schools in Chestermere but in Airdrie and Cochrane as well.

"Rocky View Schools appreciates government recognition of the critical need for new school spaces for students in our fastest-growing communities of Airdrie, Cochrane, and Chestermere," explained board chair, of Rocky View Schools Fiona Gilbert. 

The rest of the fully funded schools in the Rocky View School division are as such: 

  • A new K-8 school in Airdrie's South Windsong community.
  • A new K-8 school in Airdrie's Bayview community.
  • A new K-8 school in Cochrane.

16 schools are in the stages of design funding meaning the preparation of construction tender documents such as drawings and specifications.

The design-funded schools in the Rocky View School division are as such:

  • A new K-9 school in Chestermere; and
  • A new 9-12 school in Airdrie.

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