Capital Plan

Capital Plan Submission

Each year, Rocky View Schools (RVS) prepares a three-year capital plan that outlines new schools, additions, and renovations required to meet the accommodation and program needs within the jurisdiction. These capital projects are determined by monitoring subdivision applications in resident municipalities, housing starts, and completions as reported by CMHC and through discussions with subdivision developers and municipal planners. Program needs are evaluated through consultation with school administration. From these reviews, capital needs are then identified and a list of priorities is drafted and approved by the Board.

Once submitted, three-year capital plans are reviewed by the province and individual projects are prioritized in relation to all provincial submissions, i.e., advanced education, hospitals, roads, and corrections within the province, to determine which projects will receive approval and funding. The Government of Alberta priorities relate to:

  1. Importance of the project to achieving ministry program delivery requirements
  2. Infrastructure performance
  3. Economic, social, and environmental impacts
  4. Budget impacts

Alberta Education Capital Priorities

Alberta Education prioritizes capital funding for projects by:

  1. Health and Safety issues
  2. Building Condition
  3. Utilization Rates
  4. Enrolment Projections
  5. Education Program Delivery
  6. Additional criteria as supported by reports, studies, and regional plans

Enrolment Pressures

Student population within Rocky View’s is continuing to increase by about 4-5 percent annually. By Sept. 30, 2016, RVS' student population was 22,712 kindergarten to grade 12 student. The jurisdiction is expected to increase by over 3,500 students by 2020. Consequently, RVS is working towards providing adequate educational facilities in several communities within the jurisdiction. The majority of this growth is in the municipalities of Airdrie, Cochrane, and Chestermere. RVS also must provide support services for students and families through partnerships with the Government of Alberta (GOA) and Non-Government Organizations (NGO).

2017 - 2020 Capital Plan

RVS’ current Three Year Capital Plan, for the 2017-2020 budget years, requests nine new facilities, six major building modernization/additions,and four replacement school.

In 2016 the following projects will be completed:

  • RancheView - New Cochrane K-8 school, capacity 800
  • Cooper's Crossing - New Airdrie K-4  school, capacity 600
  • Heloise Lorimer - New Airdrie K-7 (with provision to go to K-8), capacity 900

In 2017 the following projects will be completed from the 2015-2018 Capital Plan:

  • Fireside K-8 school, capacity 800
  • Windsong Heights K-8 school, capacity 800
  • The addition to Herons Crossing School in Airdrie, capacity 650

Capital and Infrastructure Maintenance and Renewal (IMR)

Approved in February 2016, RVS will complete the installation of eight new modular classrooms and relocate five existing RVS modular units during the summer and fall 2016 at the following sites:

  • 8 – East Lake School,Chestermere
  • 2 - Ralph McCall School, Airdrie  (relocated from Airdire Middle School)
  • 3 - Langdon School (to be relocated from Mitford in December 2016

Numerous maintenance and renewal projects and minor program renovations also will be completed for September 2016

For More Information

RVS’ Capital Plan and Contingency Plan can be accessed through the RVS public website under Publications/Capital Plans. Residents also may call Associate Superintendent of Business and Operations Darrell Couture at 403.945.4008.

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