REVISED / Provincial government nearly doubling investment in building, repairing, modernizing schools (10/01/19)

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Jan. 19, 2010

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government will nearly double its investment in building, repairing and modernizing schools in fiscal 2010-11.

Education Minister Roland Haché today released the Department of Education's $95.7-million capital budget while presenting the department's estimates for the upcoming fiscal year. Last year, the department's capital budget was nearly $49.5 million.

"In the plan, When Kids Come First, the provincial government committed itself to ensuring that our children, teachers and support staff go to school in a healthy, safe and modern learning environment," said Haché. "This year's investment in our schools continues the work that has been done over the past three years to modernize school infrastructure."

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

The capital budget consists of 16 new major capital construction projects, including four new private/public partnerships (P3). The budget includes $44 million earmarked for the two previously announced P3 schools in Moncton North (School District 2) and the Eleanor Graham School in Rexton (School District 16). Capital improvement projects total $19.9 million.

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


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

Major ($500,000 and more) renovation and construction projects, 2010-11

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 5

District 6

District 8

District 11

District 14

District 17

District 18