News Release - May 21, 1999
PROVINCIAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN PRINCE ALBERT
Education Minister Clay Serby today announced provincial support of
approximately $470,000 to upgrade two schools in Prince Albert. The
projects are two 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
The Saskatchewan Rivers School Division will receive $300,000 in
provincial funding for Phase II of the West View School.
The Prince Albert Roman Catholic Separate School Division is receiving
$170,000 to construct two relocatable classrooms at W.F.A. Turgeon
School. The estimated total cost of this project is $245,000.
"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:
Phone: (306) 787-6040