Education / Office of the Premier

Design for expansion, renovation at Lincoln school (10/02/24)

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Feb. 24, 2010

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LINCOLN (CNB) - The provincial government is investing $565,000 to design an expansion and renovation at Lower Lincoln Elementary School. This school is among nine in School District 17 receiving $1,439,640 in major capital improvements in 2010-11.

Premier Shawn Graham and Finance Minister Greg Byrne announced the funding for Lower Lincoln Elementary School while visiting the school today.

"Our ability to achieve a self-sufficient future requires that our government focus on the success of our young New Brunswickers," said Graham. "We will create the best opportunities to learn by investing in high-quality educational facilities that inspire wellness and creativity."

ADI Ltd. of Fredericton will design the project, which will include new classrooms, a new multi-purpose room/gym, and substantial renovations that will begin this summer when $65,000 will be spent on improvements to the kitchen. The project is expected to be completed by September 2012.

"These investments are a continuation of the work that has been done during the past three years to modernize school infrastructure," Byrne said. "The improvements planned at Lower Lincoln Elementary School will deliver more modern, spacious facilities that better meet the needs of students and teachers."

Byrne noted that the department of education's plan, When Kids Come First, committed the government to ensuring that children, teachers and staff go to school in a healthy, safe and modern learning environment. He was speaking on behalf of Education Minister Roland Haché.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: A list of major renovation and construction projects in School District 17 follows. MEDIA CONTACTS: Geneviève Mallet-Chiasson, communications, Department of Education, 506-444-2455; Chrystiane Mallaley, communications, Department of Supply and Services, 506-457-7903.

School District 17 capital projects, 2010-11

Total: $1,439,640

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