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 March 2018, the provincial government announced funding for 20 school projects in Alberta, including two in the Westlawn area and one in the Chappelle East area of Edmonton.
We asked the public to help us name these schools, and we received almost 160 suggestions! Read about our school namesakes or watch the 2019 Honouring our New School Namesakes video.
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:
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.