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Monday, November 24, 2014
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PROVINCIAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN LANDIS

On behalf of Education Minister Clay Serby, Sharon Murrell,

Battleford-Cutknife MLA, today announced provincial support of

approximately $90,000 to upgrade the school in Landis. 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," Murrell

said. "This continues the level of funding for school capital

projects from last yea. 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 Biggar School Division will receive approximately $90,000 in

provincial funding to replace half the roof at Landis School. The

total estimated cost of the project is $150,000.



"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," Murrell 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
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