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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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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

province's future."



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

cost $130,000.



"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," Serby

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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