News Release - May 21, 1999
PROVINCIAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN
Education Minister Clay Serby today announced provincial support of
approximately $410,000 for three school upgrading projects in Northern
Saskatchewan. 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 Northern Lights School Division will receive approximately $65,000
in provincial funding for a mobile home teacherage at Hector Thiboutot
School in Sandy Bay. This project is estimated to cost $90,000. The
Division will also receive $240,000 from the province to construct two
relocatable classrooms at Ducharme Elementary School in La Loche. The
total estimated cost of this project is $325,000.
The Ile-a-la-Crosse School Division is receiving approximately
$105,000 in provincial assistance to upgrade the boilers at
Rossignol School in Ile-a-la-Crosse. This project is expected to
"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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For more information, contact:
Phone: (306) 787-6040