10 additional schools to receive capital repairs this year

The provincial government is investing in 10 additional schools this year to improve learning environments and ensure that schools are kept in good repair.

The additional projects include:

  • new oil tanks at Parkside Elementary and Amherst Cove Consolidated
  • partial roof replacements at Birchwood Intermediate, St. Louis Elementary, Belfast Consolidated, Glen Stewart Elementary, Bluefield High School and Queen Elizabeth Elementary
  • a new gym floor at Montague Intermediate
  • a new parking lot at Bloomfield Elementary
  • various projects in the French Language School Board

Education and Lifelong Learning Minister Brad Trivers said government recognizes there are serious capital needs in several schools that should be addressed immediately. 

“We are increasing the capital repair budget and accelerating the 10 most urgent capital repair projects to provide students and staff with a safe and comfortable learning environment,” said the minister. “By doing these repairs now we can prevent further issues and higher costs later.” 

The additional projects are expected to cost $1.2 million, bringing the School Capital Repairs budget from $2 million to $3.2 million. With the addition of these 10 most urgent projects, a total of 27 schools are receiving funding for capital repairs this year across the province.

The capital repairs budget is used for school projects in excess of $10,000. It generally includes items such as the replacement of roofs, oil tanks, windows, HVAC systems, boilers and paving.

In the event that a project is unable to be completed this fiscal year due to poor weather or market capacity, it will be completed in the 2020-2021 capital repair budget.

Media contact:
Jean Doherty
Education and Lifelong Learning
902 314 5702 

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