News Release - May 21, 1999
PROVINCIAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS IN MELVILLE
Education Minister Clay Serby today announced provincial support of
approximately $370,000 to upgrade two schools in Melville. 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 Melville School Division will receive approximately $305,000 in
provincial funding for the construction of a computer lab, an addition
to the library, and a relocatable classroom at Davison Elementary
School. The total estimated cost of the project is $440,000.
St. Henry's Roman Catholic Separate School Division is receiving
$65,000 from the province to replace the boilers in the gymnasium and
the south classroom wing at St. Henry's School. The estimated cost of
this project is $85,000.
"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
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