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B.C.’s fix-it-fund supports school improvement projects in every school district
Students, teachers and staff at 124 schools throughout British Columbia will see improvements, thanks to today’s announcement by Education Minister Mike Bernier of $45 million that is being invested in 80 projects under the School Enhancement Program.
School districts throughout the province received the funding to help them extend the life of their facilities through various improvement projects, such as:
- Heating and ventilation upgrades,
- Roof repairs or replacement,
- Windows, lighting and electrical system upgrades,
- Mechanical upgrades – including plumbing and boiler replacements,
- Safety enhancements – including fire protection.
Districts applied to the Ministry of Education in spring 2016 and successful projects were chosen based on need, priority and supporting student learning. Another requirement was that projects had to cost more than $100,000.
This year’s $45-million School Enhancement Program builds on last year’s $35-million Routine Capital Program investment, which supported 109 school improvement projects throughout the province.
As a result of B.C.’s fiscal discipline and its balanced budget, the government is able to support key investments like the School Enhancement Program.
A detailed list of the project details is online.
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