Provincial Funding for School Improvements
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George School District is set to receive $900,000 in school improvement funds from the provincial government.
The School Enhancement Program dollars will go towards plumbing line and heating, ventilation and air conditional systems upgrades at Edgewood, Foothills, Nukko Lake, Pineview and Blackburn elementary schools.
Tim Bennett, Prince George School Board chair, welcomes the announcement.
“Anytime the school district receives additional money it’s always a good news story. The School Enhancement Program was announced by the provincial government a few years ago, and is a grant application process that our staff put a lot of hours into to identify projects to apply for.”
He adds the projects would have went ahead anyways through their annual $3 million facility grant but points out it will “allow that annual facility grant to go a little further.”
The Province says The School Enhancement Program is supporting 223 school projects around the province this year at a cost of $53 million.
It says the extra funds were made possible through “B.C.’s strong economy and balanced budget.”