News Release - May 21, 1999
PROVINCIAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN WATSON
On behalf of Education Minister Clay Serby, Agriculture and Food
Minister Eric Upshall today announced provincial support of
approximately $70,000 to upgrade Watson High School. The project is
one of 34 school renovation or upgrading projects announced today
throughout Saskatchewan. These projects will receive provincial
funding totaling $5.7 million.
"Saskatchewan Education is committing $24 million to over 100 school
upgrading, renovation or construction projects this year," Upshall
said. "This continues the level of funding for school capital
projects from last year. The investment we are making in our schools,
and in the education of Saskatchewan children, is a good investment in
the province's future."
The Humboldt Rural School Division will receive approximately $70,000
in provincial funding to replace a section of the roof at Watson High
School. The total estimated cost of the project is $100,000.
"School upgrading projects like this demonstrate the government's
commitment to working with school divisions to provide students with
comfortable and well-equipped learning facilities," Upshall said.
Today's announcement is the first phase of upgrading and renovation
projects approved by Saskatchewan Education in the 1999-2000 fiscal
year, and is in addition to major construction projects already
announced for Pinehouse, Estevan, Kennedy, Regina and Meadow Lake.
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For more information, contact:
Cal Kirby, Saskatchewan Education
Regina, Phone: (306) 787-6040