The Calgary Board of Education is reporting some delays in opening some new schools this fall.
Two schools that were slated to open in September won’t be ready in time.
Bad weather has led to some of the work being behind schedule.
Officials say they will use a ‘school within a school’ model until the buildings are ready, meaning principals, teachers, staff and students will be together from the start of the school year and will move to their new schools when they are ready to open.
In all, the CBE is opening 15 new schools.
The CBE says the schools will provide much needed learning spaces and allow students to attend schools closer to their home communities.
The CBE will open several new schools in September.
Auburn Bay School, K-4
Buffalo Rubbing Stone School, K-4 (Panorama Hills)
Copperfield School, K-4
Kenneth D. Taylor School, K-4 (Evanston)
New Brighton School, K-4
Nelson Mandela High School, Gr. 10-12 (Northeast)
Peter Lougheed School, Gr. 5-9 (Saddle Ridge)
William D. Pratt School, Gr. 5-9 (Rocky Ridge/Royal Oak)
Jack James High School Modernization
Bowness High School Modernization
Buffalo Rubbing Stone School will open on Sept. 26, instead of Sept. 6. Students will be temporarily located at either Alex Munro School or Panorama Hills School depending on their grade. Peter Lougheed School will open during the first week of school, but it will be a few days late.
The schools opening in January include:
Aboriginal Learning Centre, Pre-K-3 (modernization)
Christine Meilke School, Gr. 7-12 (replacement)
Dr. George Stanley School, Gr. 4-9 (Cranston)
Dr. Martha Cohen School, Gr. 5-9 (Copperfield/New Brighton)
Dr. Roberta Bondar School, K-6 (Aspen Woods)
Elbow Park, K-6 (replacement)
Eric Harvie School, K-4 (Tuscany)
Hugh A. Bennett School, K-4 (Saddle Ridge)
McKenzie Highlands School, Gr. 4-9 (McKenzie Towne)
West Ridge School, Gr. 5-9 (West Springs/Cougar Ridge)
Modernization work will begin this fall at James Fowler and Lord Beaverbrook high schools to enhance career and technology spaces in these schools.
Pictured: Chief Superintendent David Stevenson