Two North Peace schools to receive funding

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Following news of funding to four schools in SD 59, two schools in this district will be able to proceed with routine capital projects, as the provincial government awards $1,281,250 in funding.

School District 60 school board chair Jaret Thompson said the board of trustees appreciates the contributions.

“We look forward to further efforts and partnerships as the district and government work together to provide quality facilities within our growing district,” he added.

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Bert Ambrose is receiving $500,000 and Robert Ogilvie is receiving $781,250.

This funding is aimed to replace aging furnaces with new boiler plants, and installing classroom unit ventilators with carbon dioxide control at both schools to ensure the school is safe and efficient to support student learning.

“Upgrading old furnaces with boiler plants and installing classroom units with carbon dioxide control ventilation is an efficient way to improve our learning institutions,” Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm said.

Phase one of the projects are expected to begin this year and finish by spring 2016, with phase two slated for early summer of 2016.

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