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Sunday, September 14, 2014
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NEW CAPITAL FUNDING ANNOUNCED FOR 120 SCHOOL PROJECTS IN SASKATCHEWAN

Saskatchewan's education system received good news today when Education Minister Donna Harpauer announced more than $60 million in additional funding for 120 school renovation and improvement projects in 65 communities across the province.

"This is funding that will help address enrollment and renovation pressures being felt in schools and school-based child care centres across the province," Harpauer said.

Funding of $17.8 million is for block capital projects that will provide functional and safer environments for students and children. This includes:

  • $9.9 million for more than 65 roof replacement projects;
  • $1.8 million for seven heating and ventilation upgrades;
  • $1.8 million for relocatable classroom construction and relocation to address overcrowding; and
  • $4.3 million for other miscellaneous projects.

Also, an additional $42.2 million for capital will complete the funding for eight major projects previously announced and will move the design and construction ahead for the six projects given Approval-in-Principle on March 18, 2010.

Schools in Preeceville, Lashburn, Maple Creek, Balcarres, Swift Current and Yorkton are just a few who will see some funding come their way to initiate new projects or finalize those in progress.

The Government of Saskatchewan has committed more than $402.6 million since November 2007 to move forward 29 major school capital projects and about 570 additional smaller school capital projects across the province. This represents a record high investment in school infrastructure over a three year period.


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For more information, contact:

Tasha Lupanko
Education
Regina
Phone: 306-787-2691
Email: tasha.lupanko@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-535-2714

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