Board confirms running at 2% higher capacity than ‘ideal’
Research conducted by a group of people running as a team for Calgary Board of Education trustee positions indicates that high schools in Calgary are over capacity.
According to Students Count, 13 of 19 high schools in Calgary are over capacity — with many sitting at 87 per cent. Capacity at the CBE is considered 80 per cent.
The CBE confirmed that the overall system utilization rate is 82 per cent, with 80 per cent considered “ideal.”
Althea Adams, who’s running as Students Count’s candidate in Wards 3 and 4, said she’s heard time and again at the door that another high school is needed in the north.
“I’ve done my homework and completely agree this is long overdue,” she said.
A new high school is slated to open in the city’s southeast in a year, with another slotted as
i’m disappointed the current CBE board didn’t focus on this issue. Althea Adams