Education minister unveils capital projects for 2003-2004 (02/12/20)
Dec. 20, 2002
FREDERICTON (CNB) - Education Minister Dennis Furlong today presented the capital budget estimates for the
Department of Education for 2003-2004.
"This $34-million budget includes the fourth and final $25-million instalment in our $100-million Healthy Schools
initiative," Furlong said. "This initiative has involved hundreds of projects in schools throughout our province that have
had a positive impact on the health and safety of students, teachers and other staff in their learning and working
The 2003-2004 capital budget includes new major capital construction projects that will be undertaken by the Department
of Education as well as additional funding for ongoing major construction projects.
These projects include:
- In Moncton, $2 million has been budgeted for phase five of renovations at Bernice MacNaughton High School. This
phase includes the construction of art and music rooms, renovations to washrooms and health room and the cafeteria
- $900,000 for the continuation of renovations at Queen Elizabeth School in Moncton.
- $200,000 for architectural planning and design work for a new gymnasium at Harrison Trimble High School in
- Also in Moncton, $100,000 has been set aside to develop the educational specifications for a new school to serve
French students in grades 6 through 12. Any additional design money will be added as required out of general design
- In Centreville, $2 million is budgeted to complete renovations at Centreville Middle School. This rationalization project
will see students from Centreville Elementary School move to the newly renovated Centreville Middle School.
- In Fredericton, $400,000 is budgeted to complete the addition and renovation at Barkers Point School.
- In Perth-Andover, $3 million is budgeted to start the construction of a new Perth Andover Middle School. The land
acquisition and the educational planning are now complete and architectural planning is nearing completion.
- $1.5 million to start construction of a new gymnasium and to complete a ventilation system for Minto Memorial High
- In Hartland, $150,000 is budgeted to study the future educational needs of the community.
- In Tabusintac, $10,000 is budgeted to study the feasibility of reopening Tabusintac Rural School or building a new one.
- In Bathurst, $500,000 is budgeted for architectural planning and design work for a new Kindergarten to Grade 5 school
to replace three existing elementary schools.
- In St. Leonard, a further $1.3 million has been budgeted for the completion of an addition and renovation project at
École Grande-Rivière. This project will allow for the consolidation of students currently at Fernande-Bédard.
- In Edmundston, $2 million is budgeted for the start of construction of an addition and renovation project at École Saint-Basile. This project will allow for the consolidation of students currently at École Maillet.
- $1.5 million for the start of construction of a new Kindergarten to Grade 8 school in Edmundston to replace three
- In Edmundston, $500,000 has been budgeted for the first phase of an addition and renovation project at École Notre-Dame.
- In Grand-Falls, $25,000 has been budgeted for a study on the reorganization of the K-8 schools of the region in order to
help the district identify the best possible scenario.
- $150,000 has been budgeted for architectural planning and design work for a new gymnasium at École Académie
Notre-Dame in Dalhousie.
Furlong said details of the Department of Education's $775 million ordinary account budget will be released later.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Steve Benteau or Hugues Beaulieu, communications, Department of Education, 506-444-4714.