$49.5 million for building, repairing and modernizing schools (08/12/17)

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Dec. 17, 2008

FREDERICTON (CNB) - Nearly $50 million will be invested to build, repair and modernize schools in 2009-10. Education Minister Kelly Lamrock gave details today while presenting his department's capital budget estimates for the upcoming fiscal year.

"This government is committed to building the best education system in the country for our children as stated in our plan, When kids come first," Lamrock said. "In our effort to reach this goal, we are investing $49.5 million to ensure that students and teachers go to school each day in buildings that are modern, updated and in good repair."

The department's capital budget is divided into three categories: major capital projects; capital improvement projects; and equipment.

Nearly $26.6 million will be invested in eight major projects. The capital improvement budget, $21.9 million, includes 143 projects such as structural repairs, window replacement, roof repairs, fire protection and new ventilation systems. The capital equipment budget is $1 million.

In addition, the Department of Education will enter into public-private partnerships to construct two schools; one in Moncton, the other in Rexton.

The projects were selected from the lists of priorities established by each of the province's 14 school districts.


EDITOR'S NOTE: A list of major renovation and construction projects follows. MEDIA CONTACTS: Valerie Kilfoil, 506-444-4919, or Johanne Le Blanc, 506-453-3085, communications, Department of Education.

2009-10 major renovation and construction projects

District 1

District 2

District 5

District 8

District 11

District 14

District 16

District 17

District 18