Investing in Saskatchewan Schools

Saskatchewan students and communities will benefit from major upgrades to
schools throughout the province this year. The Government of Saskatchewan is
investing $6.2 million to improve Saskatchewan schools. Thirty-two K-12
schools around the province will receive capital upgrading for the 2005-06
fiscal year. With these projects, the total commitment by the government to
K-12 capital projects this fiscal year is $26.6 million.

“When we invest in capital projects for education, we are investing in our
students and in the future of Saskatchewan,” Learning Minister Andrew Thomson
said. “These projects show our continued commitment to improving Saskatchewan
schools.”

The projects announced today include improvements such as roof replacement and
restoration, mechanical system upgrades, renovations, additions and portable
classrooms, as well as preliminary planning funding. Funding for these
projects will be cost-shared with school divisions across the province.

“These school improvement projects are part of the government’s commitment to
invest in modern, well-equipped learning facilities for Saskatchewan
students,” Thomson added.

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