Capital planning is a long, complex process that involves many steps over several years to take a new facility from an initial idea to occupied use. Each year, our Board of Education is required to submit a five-year capital plan that includes details on school building priorities for the school district such as new school developments, existing school upgrades and seismic upgrades.The provincial government establishes an overall capital budget for schools in all 60 school districts in B.C. based on the ministry's capital allocation. Each capital request is analyzed according to specific criteria and available resources are allocated to the highest-priority projects across the province. The Ministry of Education establishes the framework that the school district must follow for seismic and new school capital projects. This framework is a multi-step process and involves many of the steps below along with other key milestones and needs in the capital project process. SD43 continues to advocate to government for more capital funding for our needs. In some cases, SD43's Board of Education advances our own funds initially to run some of the steps below in parallel to help expedite the overall process and timing of a capital project. The Board may also self-fund projects, such as school additions when needed.
To review SD43's Five-Year Capital Plan for 2022/23 click here.
Construction and Completion