May 25, 2010
SHIPPAGAN (CNB) - The provincial government will invest $615,000 in major renovations at École Marie-Esther in Shippagan this fiscal year. Education Minister Roland Haché made the announcement during a visit to the school today.
The funding will go toward continuing the renovations begun on the roof in 2009 as well as in replacing the exterior sidings and windows.
"The physical environment in which students learn influences their learning," said Haché. "Our government is continuing to invest and to make the changes required to offer facilities that are better adapted to the needs of the students of today and tomorrow."
Haché said that the department's plan When Kids Come First seeks to provide students, teachers and support staff with a healthy, safe and modern learning environment.
In January 2010, the provincial government announced that it would nearly double its investment in building, repairing and modernizing schools, increasing the amount to $95 million in 2010-11 from $49.5 million in 2009-10. In School District 9, it will invest $820,000 in improving and renovating buildings.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Below is a list of the major construction and renovation projects in School District 9. MEDIA CONTACTS: Geneviève Mallet-Chiasson, communications, Department of Education, 506-444-2455.
Capital Improvement Projects in School District 9 in 2010-11