There are several upgrades and maintenance projects in the works for many of the schools under the Rocky View Schools division, including Cochrane High.
Back in April, The province announced funding for Capital Maintenance and Renewal Projects, and 6.7 million dollars was granted to Rocky View Schools.
The Capital Maintenance and Renewal Projects range from the rebuilding of air units to asphalt paving, mechanical room upgrades and roof replacements; and they range in price from $60, 000 up to $1.25 million.
Most of the projects are already taking shape and many of them have already been completed.
Six hundred thousand dollars was allocated to Cochrane High for boiler replacements. The project is 95 per cent completed and in the process has created 14 jobs.
Two Springbank schools made the list of high priority upgrades. Springbank Middle School was budgeted $100, 000 for asphalt paving which has been completed, and Springbank Community High School was granted $540, 000 for a roof replacement which is 70 per cent complete as well as an additional $85, 000 to reroof portables.
Bragg Creek's Banded Peak School has also been slated to get a roof replacement at the tune of about $370,000 and so far that project is halfway to completion.
The most expensive undertaking on the list is a roof replacement at Bert Church High School. It is budgeted at a hefty price tag of $1.25 million and is currently 95 per cent completed.
Also topping the list in large undertakings was the demolition of the old Westbrook School with an estimated cost of $630,000.
In total, the Capital Maintenance and Renewal Projects are estimated to have created 150 local jobs.