Government Invests $6 Million in School Upgrades and Repairs
Schools across Nova Scotia will get additional repairs and upgrades to extend the lives of buildings and facilities, with $6 million in funding from the province.
“The school capital renovation fund will allow schools from Freeport, Digby Co., to Sydney to undertake renovations that will improve the learning experience for students and the teaching experience for educators,” said Derek Mombourquette, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development. “Schools are the heart of our communities. Our government continues to invest in the people and places that make our education system work.”
Projects, which vary by region and school, include:
- energy efficiency improvements, including heating and green energy upgrades
- new windows and repairs to building walls, foundations, roofs, windows and doors
- enhancements to parking and transportation flow at schools
- exterior and interior repairs, including new roofs, facade upgrades and painting
This funding covers 26 projects in all seven regional centres for education and Conseil scolaire acadien provincial. Some of the projects began last year and will be completed this year. Individual projects range in cost from about $150,000 to $500,000.
These investments are in addition to the school upgrade funding announced recently, under the $25 million COVID-19 Resilience Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
The province has also committed more than $475 million between 2020 and 2025 for 23 new school construction projects.
The list of projects is available at: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/capitalplan