VANDERHOOF – Students, parents and teachers at Nechako Valley Secondary school in the Nechako Lakes school district (SD 91) will see a revamped and refreshed school thanks to $299,900 going to the district under the B.C. government’s School Enhancement Program.
The project moving forward at Nechako Valley Secondary school (Vanderhoof) is a wood dust system upgrade.
School District 91 is contributing $25,000.
“The upgrade will give our students the learning space they need to thrive,” Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad said.
The province’s $45 million School Enhancement Program is helping improve 80 projects across every school district this year. Districts applied to the Ministry of Education this spring, and successful projects were chosen based on need, priority, and supporting student learning.
· The projects have to be substantially complete by March 31, 2017.
· This year’s $45-million School Enhancement Program builds on last year’s $35-million Routine Capital Program investment, which supported 109 school improvement projects throughout the province.
· Budget 2016 provides $1.7 billion in capital funding over three years to replace aging facilities build more student spaces in growing communities and improve seismic safety.