02/11/2015 03:25 EST | Updated 04/13/2015 05:59 EDT

Calgary Board of Education says construction for 5 new schools starting soon

CALGARY - The Calgary Board of Education has announced that construction will start on five new schools in the city by the end of this month.

They will be located in the neighbourhoods of Evanston, Saddle Ridge, Copperfield, New Brighton, and Royal Oak and will be paid for by the province.

The goal is to have the schools open by September 2016.

Frank Coppinger, superintendent of facilities and environmental services at CBE, says these schools were part of a plan by former Premier Alison Redford to build 50 new schools across the province.

He says with these new additions, Calgary will have 16 new schools under that plan.