Board con­firms run­ning at 2% higher ca­pac­ity than ‘ideal’

StarMetro Calgary - - CALGARY - Lu­cie Ed­ward­son Metro | Calgary

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

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