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4 Edmonton schools among 25 projects to be Constructed or Financed across Alberta

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The Alberta government announced $397 million in financing for 25 school jobs on Friday, which covers both design work on new schools, as well as construction of new builds and renovations in existing facilities.While the state said the funding affirms 15 new schools, six replacements and four modernizations, ten of the projects received design financing just — including several of the eight jobs announced for the Edmonton region.Among those are two new high schools in southeast and southwest Edmonton.Edmonton Public School district (EPSB) has received cash to design a high school in The Meadows area in the southeast, that was recognized as the EPSB’s top priority in its capital strategy published annually. The cost of building the school was estimated at $79 million when the program was released.Edmonton Catholic also received cash to start planning for a high school in the southwest Heritage Valley area. The ECSD’s 2019-2022 capital program called for a high school that could accommodate up to 1,200 students, and the school was rated third on the verge list.READ MORE: Edmonton’s Catholic and public school boards approve capital plansIn that the Windermere-Keswick place, money to build new K-9 schools for both Edmonton Public and Catholic was announced Friday. Edmonton Public recorded that school as its top priority, while it was on the list for Edmonton Catholic.The Windermere area is one of many new neighbourhoods that has sprung up in the past ten years or so — bringing young families and with that, placing south side schools in or over capacity.

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“These are the priorities that were stamped from the school board,” she explained to Danielle Smith on Global News Radio 770 CHQR. “They position their priorities in terms of first, second, third party, modernization versus new assembles, et cetera, et cetera.

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“Occasionally there are health issues in particular schools that we need to address, like aging schools with deteriorating infrastructure. And then we decide what are the top priorities that could fit inside the envelope that we have of bucks available,” she explained. READ MORE: More schools, mental health affirms high priorities for Edmonton PublicLaGrange said the state is spending $397 million this year, which is an element of a general $1.8 billion being spent on new infrastructure throughout the province. “Of course, there are finite dollars, therefore we can’t address the requirements of every single school division in one particular announcement.”

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Other jobs announced for the Edmonton region include funds for Black Gold School Division to program for a new high school in Leduc, also cash for St. Albert Public Schools to include enlarge and modernize Bellerose Composite High School.

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A few high grades that are Edmonton might move to various schools

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Several elementary schools were one of Friday’s announcement, also LaGrange said they’ll contain playgrounds — something not necessarily included in replacements and past new builds. It has often fallen on parent volunteers to raise funds for the structures. “The cost of playgrounds nowadays are upwards of $200,000, which is important fundraising,” LaGrange said, adding it may take years to achieve. “I’ve directed my department to make sure that with every new school built — K to 9, K to 6 — that we have a playground built, that cost factored right into the cost of the building of that particular school. “I simply don’t think it’s fair to parents to have to fundraise for the wellbeing and well-being of the students.”

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“And I really don’t think that’s fair for parents to raise people significant bucks. “READ MORE: Frustrated volunteers call on Edmonton to speed up playground constructionLaGrange said the state is currently committing $25 million to build more modulars to include extra classroom space as required.Below is a breakdown of each of the school jobs announced for the Edmonton region, as well as central and northern Alberta. (Projects in italics suggest they just received design financing.) The projects are in various stages of preparation and construction.

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