$49.5 million for building, repairing and modernizing schools (08/12/17)
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
In addition, the Department of Education will enter into public-private partnerships to construct two schools; one in Moncton, the other in
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
- A total of $11 million to complete the expansion of École Sainte-Thérèse and begin renovating the existing section. This school will be
able to accommodate 600 students from kindergarten to Grade 5.
- Through a public/private/partnership, the construction of a school for the north side of Moncton. The project will ease overcrowding at
Evergreen Park School and provide more educational space for a steadily growing area. This facility will be built for 650 students from
kindergarten to Grade 8.
- A total of $650,000 for the completion of the conceptual design of a regional school to accommodate students from schools in Dundee
(1957), Eel River (1960), and Balmoral (1952). The school will accommodate 375 to 400 students from kindergarten to Grade 8.
- A total of $1.2 million for the construction of a cafeteria at Bayside Middle School, which has 660 students in grades 6 to 8. This is the
second phase of a project that in total is estimated at $5.2 million, with a targeted completion date of September 2011.
- A total of $6 million to complete the renovations to the exterior of École Clément-Cormier and to renovate the student centre, cafeteria
and ventilation system. École Clément-Cormier has 592 students in grades 9 to 12. The work is expected to be completed in 2009-10.
- A total of $200,000 to plan for a gymnasium at Andover Elementary School.
- Through a private-public-partnership, the construction of a school for the Rexton area. This facility will accommodate 300 students
from grades 6 to 8.
- A total of $1 million for the planning and construction of the skilled trades and technology area at Minto Memorial High School.
- A total of $150,000 for the architectural design and planning of renovations to Doaktown Consolidated School.
- A total of $6.4 million for the construction of a school between Boiestown and Doaktown. This facility will accommodate 350 students
from grades 6 to 12. It will replace Doaktown Primary School (1925) and Upper Miramichi Regional High School (1949). The project
is expected to be completed in 2010-11.