By SCN Staff
CALGARY, AB.—Construction is scheduled to begin this September on five schools in Alberta with classes expected to start in the fall of 2022.
The province is moving forward with tender packages for the design and construction of four, K-9 schools and one K-4 school, located in:
- Calgary (one K-4 public school)
- Edmonton (one K-9 public school and one K-9 Catholic school)
- Cochrane (one K-9 Catholic school)
- Legal (one K-9 Francophone school)
A total of $100 million has been budgeted for these projects, which is expected to create more than 550 jobs.
“Continued investment in public infrastructure projects like the construction of these five schools is an integral part of the government’s economic stimulus package to invest in needed infrastructure and get Albertans back to work,” said Infrastructure Minister Prasad Panda, in a statement.
“We are working hard to identify shovel-ready projects, accelerate processes and get construction underway as quickly as possible.”
These—and other schools across the province—have been closed as part of efforts to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These projects are part of a provincial announcement last fall to build 15 new schools in Alberta.