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Catholic School Board receives funding for school improvements

July 19, 2016
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The Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board has received confirmation from the Ministry of Education that we will receive an additional $827,829 in School Condition Improvement and Renewal funding over the next two years.

The Ministry of Education announced on July 12 that it was committing an additional $1.1 billion in renewal funding to school boards over the next two years to repair and renew schools across the province so that they continue to be safe and modern places for students to learn. The announcement of funding at this time is intended to allow boards the opportunity to supplement their existing school renewal activities this summer and address critical building needs that may otherwise have been deferred.

Mitzie Hunter, Minister of Education states, “Investing in our schools is one of the most important infrastructure investments we can make for nearly two million students in Ontario. Our government believes in better buildings for better learning and well-being. Making sure schools across the province are in a state of good repair is an essential part of supporting student achievement. The investment announced today is great news for students, educators, communities, and the economy.”

For BGCDSB, the funding will include an additional $299,248 for School Condition Improvement and an additional $88,703 for Renewal funding for 2015/16, plus an additional $348,039 School Condition Improvement and $91,839 Renewal funding for 2016/17. This provides total funding of $827,829 over two years.

Jamie McKinnon, Director of Education, welcomes the additional funding. “This supplemental funding will be directed at addressing a backlog of maintenance and upgrades necessary to maintain our schools as safe, healthy and productive learning environments.”

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The Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board looks forward to this opportunity to proceed with important renewal and repairs on our facilities, keeping our schools in a state of good repair and improving learning environments for our students.  

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