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Posted: November 2, 2016

$556,785 for Jaffray school HVAC

Students, teachers and staff at Jaffray Elementary/Junior Secondary School in the Southeast Kootenay School District (School District No. 5) will benefit from $556,785 in provincial School Enhancement Program funding.

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett announced today, on behalf of Education Minister Mike Bernier, that the district will use the new funding to replace the school’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

Government announced an extra $20 million in funding under the program in September. As a result, 217 school improvement projects have been approved to proceed throughout the province.

“Making sure our schools receive key updates when they need them is an important part of providing a positive learning experience for our students. By upgrading the HVAC system at Jaffray school, we are ensuring that it will continue to be a comfortable, healthy learning environment for students for years to come,” Bennett said.

Districts applied for funding to the Ministry of Education in September. Successful projects were chosen based on need, priority and how well they support student learning and safety.

To be eligible, projects must cost between $100,000 and $3 million and be substantially complete by March 31, 2017.

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