Oct
20
2020

Capital improvements and expansions are underway for Island Schools

Capital improvements and expansions of Island schools are underway to meet the needs of school communities.  

In partnership with the federal government and made possible through the new COVID-19 Resilience Stream infrastructure funding, planned expansions and capital improvements will be completed at Montague Consolidated, West Royalty Elementary School and Eliot River Elementary.

“These schools are existing capital projects that we are able to accelerate to help us deal with the impacts of COVID-19 health guidelines. When we make investments to create exceptional learning environments for our children, we are providing opportunities for them to reach their full potential.” 

- Education and Lifelong Learning Minister Brad Trivers

Work will begin immediately with school administrators, home and schools, students, and parents to get these expansion projects underway. Under the COVID-19 Resilience Stream, projects need to be completed by the end of 2021.

“With the recent news of the COVID-19 Resilience Stream through Infrastructure Canada, education infrastructure is now eligible. This will allow us to expedite these school projects,” said Minister of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy, Steven Myers. “I would like to thank our Members of Parliament for Prince Edward Island, and my federal counterparts for hearing our concerns when it comes to flexibility with infrastructure funds and stepping up to the plate to partner with us to make these much-needed investments in our Island schools.”

Media contact:
April Gallant
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
902-629-6449
aldgallant@gov.pe.ca

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