News Release - May 21, 1999
PROVINCIAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN SASKATOON
Education Minister Clay Serby today announced provincial support of
approximately $1.6 million to upgrade five schools in Saskatoon. The
projects are among 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," Serby 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
The Saskatoon Public School Division will receive approximately
$305,000 in provincial funding to construct four relocatable
classrooms at Bedford Road Collegiate. The total estimated cost of
this project is $540,000. The Division will also receive about
$105,000 in provincial assistance for an estimated $165,000 upgrade to
the fire suppression system in Buena Vista School.
Funding for the St. Paul's Roman Catholic Separate School
Division includes approximately $655,000 to construct an eight
classroom addition at Joe Duquette High School. This is the
first phase of a renovation and upgrading project that could cost
up to $2.5 million. The Division will also receive approximately
$515,000 in provincial assistance for six relocatable classrooms
at St. Goretti School. The estimated cost of this project is
$800,000. The province is making a $10,000 contribution to an
estimated $16,000 project that will provide barrier free access
to a washroom at Cardinal Leger School.
"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," Serby
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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Phone: (306) 787-6040