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.

Questions, comments, or story ideas? Email us at [email protected]

More Local News

CP Rail Repairs Start In Town

Repair work has started on railroad crossings in Okotoks. Work was done at the crossing on Lineham Avenue on Friday and on Saturday crews are on the Veterans Way crossing. Sunday they'll be out at…

Local Shell-ebrity Khoopa Leaves Family Shell-Shocked

An Okotoks family is on the lookout after their pet Sulcata Tortoise flew the coop near Heritage Heights School on Saturday.Jody Jordan and her family went away on family vacation for the long…

Update On Okotoks Bi-Weekly Garbage Pilot Project

The town's Bi-Weekly Garbage Pilot Project is set to get under way the first week of June in the Mountainview and Woodhaven neighbourhoods. Some changes were made to the project after the town…

Focusing On Support For Dementia Care Givers

The Dementia Friendly Communities initiative is well underway in Okotoks. For over a year now they've been raising awareness of dementia, reducing the stigma, and building a tool kit for other…

Motorists Reminded About Speed Limit Change

Okotoks peace officers are reminding residents about a speed limit change in town. Town of Okotoks Municipal Enforcement Manager Kelly Stienwand says the speed limit on 48th Street between Greenhaven… is Okotoks' only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide