With the technical support of Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Education reviews the priorities in school board three-year capital plans to determine where to build new schools, where to locate modular classrooms and which schools need to be preserved or modernized.
The Capital Planning Sector provides assistance to school jurisdictions with their capital planning, capital funding requests, approved capital projects and budgets, as well as with projects funded through Infrastructure Maintenance and Renewal (IMR).
- Executive Director, Capital Planning: 780-643-0951
- Director, Capital Planning, South: 780-427-2272
- Director, Capital Planning, North: 780-427-2083
The Strategic Financial Services Sector provides assistance on the Plant Operations and Maintenance (PO&M) Funding program and makes payments to school authorities on all school capital funding.
- Director, School Finance: 780-422-0920
The FNMI and Field Services Sector provides support to school jurisdictions with respect to provincial program standards and program implementation services to school authorities, key education stakeholders, and the public. Service areas include five geographic regions throughout the province.
The Learning Facilities and Alternative Procurement Branch is responsible for the project implementation of approved capital projects. They provide technical support to Education and school jurisdictions on matters related to development of capital plans, project management support, project design, tendering, cost analysis, and review and recommendation of IMR plans.
- Executive Director, Learning Facilities and Alternative Procurement: 780-422-7459
- Director, Learning Facilities South, Capital Programs: 780-422-7442
- Director, Learning Facilities North, Capital Programs: 780-422-7529
Additional information on design and construction standards, core school designs, facility audits and other school facility related resources is available on Alberta Infrastructure’s website: Alberta Infrastructure
School Infrastructure Resources
School Infrastructure Initiatives
Alberta Schools Alternative Procurement Project
The Public-Private Partnership (P3) is a new approach to build schools in Alberta. In September 2010, 18 new schools opened in Calgary and Edmonton under the Alberta Schools Alternative Procurement (ASAP) Phase 1 project. Government of Alberta is undertaking a second ASAP new schools project that will result in 14 new schools for the Edmonton Capital and Calgary regions. The project has been revised to include a combined procurement approach. This new approach will result in the project’s 10 elementary and middle schools delivered through a P3 arrangement, and four high schools delivered through a design-build approach. For more information on the projects, visit the P3 New Schools Project page.