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Monday, October 20, 2014
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PROVINCIAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN BUFFALO PLAINS SCHOOL DIVISION

Education Minister Clay Serby today announced provincial support of

approximately $310,000 to upgrade facilities in the Buffalo Plains

School Division. 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," 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 Buffalo Plains School Division will receive approximately $310,000

in provincial funding for relocatable classrooms that will alleviate

space shortages.



"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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