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Capital Projects

The Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) operates 135 schools throughout Halifax Regional Municipality. The quality of school facilities contributes to a safe and supportive learning environment for our students and has a direct affect on the ability to effectively offer the Public School Program.

In any given year, there are a number of major capital projects underway within the HRCE. New school construction and major renovations are managed by the provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Capital Repair projects are managed by the HRCE Operations Services (Operations) Department.

Prior to April 1, 2018, funding requests for new school construction and major additions/alterations (capital construction) were approved by the Governing Board and submitted to the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) for consideration. This applied to projects costing in excess of $1 million. The most recently submitted list was March 2016. To review the report to the Governing Board, click here. To review the approved minutes of the March 30, 2016 meeting, click here.

In addition, EECD allocates funding for projects costing between $150,000 – $1 million through a capital repairs funding program. Capital repairs projects include roof repairs, window replacements, gym improvements, paving and upgrades to program spaces.

Please visit the links below for more information on projects currently underway:

Capital Construction

On April 30, 2018, the provincial government announced its latest capital spending plan for schools. Click here to read the news release.

Projects within the Halifax Regional Centre for Education, include:

  • Bedford Ravines area P-9 school
  • Clayton Park-Fairview area school
  • Eastern Shore area high school
  • St. Joseph’s A. MacKay Elementary School, Halifax (renovation)

In addition to the schools listed above, the following capital projects are currently underway:

Capital Repair Projects


In May 2018, the HRCE was advised that 11 HRCE schools would receive upgrades, repairs, and improvements as part of the provincial capital repairs program. These projects are valued between $150,000 - $1 million.

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