The Fall Budget for 2019-2020 is expected in the new school year.
Capital and Facilities Plan
All new school facilities are funded from the Province of Alberta with consultation between Alberta Education and the Department of Infrastructure. Each year, school jurisdictions submit facility needs for the next three years and await funding and approval from the province.
The Board has approved a Three Year Capital Plan on April 2, 2019. Over the last four years, Parkland School Division has been the recipient of three brand new Kindergarten to Grade 9 schools with Prescott Learning Centre opening in September 2016, Copperhaven School opening in September 2018, as well as the replacement school for Stony Plain Central, which is tentatively scheduled to open for the 2022-2023 school year.
Another previously identified need is being tended to with the announcement of the modernization and expansion of Woodhaven Middle School in Spruce Grove. Construction began in the spring of 2018. When all is said and done, Woodhaven’s capacity will increase from approximately 600 to 900 students.
Year one of the Capital Plan includes a modernization of Spruce Grove Composite High School. Year two has identified the need for a new high school to be located in Parkland School Division. Priorities are determined using the strategic facilities plan as a framework.
The Capital Plan for 2020-2023 is referenced for information purposes only, and does not form part of Parkland School Division No. 70’s operating budget.