Education

$2 million invested in Campbellton high school (10/05/10)

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May 10, 2010

CAMPBELLTON (CNB) - The provincial government is investing almost $2 million to renovate Polyvalente Roland-Pépin in Campbellton

The announcement was made today by Premier Shawn Graham, along with Education Minister Roland Haché.

"We need to provide students and their teachers with an environment that favours the development of skills and knowledge," said Graham. "Education is the key to growing our economy and keeping our young people here. We need to make sure that all of it, from top to bottom, is of the highest quality."

The project includes the renovation of the student centre, part of the cafeteria, the main entrance and the lobby, in addition to ensuring that emergency exits and stairwells meet the National Building Code.

"Beyond learning in a more modern, pleasant environment and space, students will have the opportunity to benefit from partnerships between their school and Campbellton's community college," said Haché.

The $2 million is in addition to the $330,000 already invested in the renovation of a technology room and the library, as well as the more than $2 million investment from the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick to renovate an existing space in the school where the college can teach its Technologie d'électrophysiologie médicale (medical electrophysiology technologist) and Techniques de réadaptation (rehabilitation techniques) courses. The total cost of renovating the school is about $12 million.

Polyvalente Roland-Pépin was built in 1970 and accommodates almost 500 students in grades 7 to 12.

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MEDIA CONTACTS: Hillary Casey, communications, Office of the Premier, 506-471-7654; Johanne Le Blanc, communications, Department of Education, 506-453-3085; Sheri Strickland, communications, Department of Supply and Services, 506-457-7903.

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