The Foothills School Divison has moved Blackie and Cayley schools to the top of their capital plan list, making the buildings next in line to get some much needed repair work.

Assistant Superintendent of Corporate Services Drew Chipman says the division has a better chance of getting those projects approved, than adding a new school right now.

"We are hoping the province will approve those modernization projects. If not they will stay in the queue  until it meets the provinces criteria."

With one new school about to begin construction in Okotoks the division felt the modernization projects had a better chance of being approved then another new school.

"Our list is fluid, and its kind of a living document so we do make adjustments from time-to-time, but it makes sense for us to move Blackie and Cayley back to the top of the list."

A lot of the work is stuff you can't see, but is important to the function of the building.

"Ventilation is a big one, heating, water and sewer, electrical retrofits, science rooms and washrooms."

Also Cayley needs a new roof and Blackie has old cast iron sewer pipes that need to be changed.

This is based on the 2017 capital plan that is due in April, so it could be awhile before they hear if the projects are approved.

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