The government of Saskatchewan today announced $25.9 million in stimulus funding for school maintenance projects, including those to improve energy efficiency. The funds are part of the province’s two-year capital plan to stimulate economic recovery.
These maintenance projects include upgrades to various mechanical and structural components of fifteen schools:
- Swift Current Comprehensive High School – Chinook School Division
- Ecole Mathieu de Gravelbourg and Ecole Beau Soleil, Gravelbourg – Conseil des écoles fransaskoises
- Yorkton Regional High School – Good Spirit School Division
- Tisdale Middle and Secondary School – North East School Division
- Lakeview School, Meadow Lake – Northwest School Division
- Clavet Composite School – Prairie Spirit School Division
- Allan Composite School – Prairie Spirit School Division
- Walter W. Brown School, Langham – Prairie Spirit School Division
- Delisle Composite – Prairie Spirit School Division
- Aberdeen Composite School – Prairie Spirit School Division
- Hepburn School – Prairie Spirit School Division
- Hague Elementary School – Prairie Spirit School Division
- Father Robinson, Saskatoon – St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Separate School Division
- Harris-Tessier School – Sun West School Division
- All Horizon School Division facilities in Humboldt
“This additional capital investment will support improvement to schools in communities across the province, and provides students and school staff with high-quality learning environments,” said Gordon Wyant, Deputy Premier and Education Minister of Saskatchewan, in today’s statement. “This stimulus funding will serve as an economic booster shot for our provinces economic recovery, while maintaining our provinces existing education infrastructure.”
The Ministry of Education’s 2020-21 budget includes $45.4 million for preventative maintenance and renewal. Overall, education capital investments will total $167.7 million for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
The government also recently announced nearly $18 million in funding for health facility upgrades as part of the two-year economic stimulus plan. This funding will be in addition to the $55 million for health facility maintenance and upgrades already included in the 2020-21 budget.