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Extending the life of schools in Vancouver and throughout B.C.

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Education

Extending the life of schools in Vancouver and throughout B.C.

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Students, teachers and staff benefit from 217 school enhancement projects

The Government of British Columbia has awarded over $20 million worth of improvement projects to schools throughout the province, as part of the Province's School Enhancement Program.

School districts were asked to identify priorities for improvement projects to support healthy, efficient schools for students, teachers and staff.

The following projects were approved:

Southeast Kootenay school district (SD 5)

  • $556,785 to replace the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)  system at Jaffray Elementary/Junior Secondary school.

Rocky Mountain school district (SD 6)

  • $240,000  to upgrade exit signs and emergency lighting systems at the following six schools:
    • Edgewater Elementary school
    • J. Alfred Laird Elementary school
    • Eileen Madson Primary school
    • Windermere Elementary school
    • Martin Morigeau Elementary school
    • David Thompson Secondary school

Kootenay Lake school district (SD 8)

  • $410,000 to install an elevator at the district’s Central Education Centre.

Arrow Lakes school district (SD 10)

  • $286,584 to replace heat pumps at Burton Academy School and Nakusp Elementary school.

Revelstoke school district (SD 19)

  • $290,000 to fix water leak issues at Arrow Heights Elementary school.

Kootenay-Columbia school district (SD 20)

  • $515,900 to replace boilers and direct digital control systems at Twin Rivers Elementary school.

Vernon school district (SD 22)

  • $117,500 to upgrade plumbing lines and fixtures at 13 schools.

Central Okanagan school district (SD 23)

  • $436,000 to upgrade the washrooms at École K.L.O. Middle School.

Cariboo Chilcotin school district (SD 27)

  • $100,000 to upgrade the dust collection system at Peter Skene Ogden Secondary school.

Quesnel school district (SD 28)

  • $279,400 to replace a retaining wall at Riverview Elementary school.

Chilliwack school district (SD 33)

  • $187,318 to replace boiler and hot water tanks at Little Mountain Elementary school.

Abbotsford school district (SD 34)

  • $840,000 to upgrade plumbing lines and fixtures at 18 schools.

Langley school district (SD 35)

  • $305,146 to upgrade flooring at the following four schools:
    • Peterson Road Elementary school
    • Parkside Centennial Elementary school
    • Vanguard Secondary school
    • Shortreed Community Elementary School

Surrey school district (SD 36)

  • $2.5 million to upgrade plumbing lines and fixtures at 62 schools.

Delta school district (SD 37)

  • $229,600 to upgrade plumbing lines and fixtures at 27 schools.

Richmond school district (SD 38)

  • $330,000 to upgrade the roofing at R.C. Talmey Elementary school.

Vancouver school district (SD 39)

  • $702,000 for the following:
    • Washroom upgrade at Hastings Elementary Community school
    • Flooring upgrade at Lord Kitchener Elementary school
    • Roof repairs at Vancouver Technical school
    • Roof repairs at King George Secondary school
    • Roof repairs Sir Charles Tupper Secondary school

New Westminster school district (SD 40)

  • $175,000 to upgrade the direct digital control systems at the following four schools:
    • Connaught Heights Elementary school
    • École Glenbrook Middle school
    • Queensborough Middle school
    • Lord Kelvin Elementary school

Burnaby school district (SD 41)

  • $130,000 to upgrade the roofing at Alpha Secondary school.

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows school district (SD 42)

  • $300,000 to upgrade the lighting at Maple Ridge Secondary school.

Coquitlam school district (SD 43)

  • $270,500 to replace the HVAC system at Westwood Elementary school.

North Vancouver school district (SD 44)

  • $295,770 to replace the windows at Cleveland Elementary school.

West Vancouver school district (SD 45)

  • $271,180 to upgrade fire alarm systems at the following six schools:
    • Caulfield Elementary school
    • Cypress Park Primary school
    • Gleneagles Ch’axáý Elementary school
    • Hollyburn Elementary school
    • West Bay Elementary school
    • Westcott Elementary school

Sunshine Coast school district (SD 46)

  • $497,500 to replace the HVAC system at Langdale Elementary school.

Powell River school district (SD 47)

  • $149,028 to upgrade the flooring at the following six schools:
    • James Thomson Elementary school
    • Kelly Creek Community school
    • Edgehill Elementary school
    • Henderson Elementary school
    • Brooks Secondary school
    • Oceanview Education Centre

Sea to Sky school district (SD 48)

  • $200,000 to upgrade the roofing at Brackendale Elementary School.

Central Coast school district (SD 49)

  • $150,000 to upgrade the roofing at Sir Alexander Mackenzie Secondary school.

Haida Gwaii school district (SD 50)

  • $220,000 to upgrade the flooring at Gudangaay Tlaats'gaa Naay Secondary school.

Boundary school district (SD 51)

  • $190,000 to upgrade the flooring at Grand Forks Secondary school.

Prince Rupert school district (SD 52)

  • $376,575 to replace the HVAC system at Conrad Elementary school.

Okanagan - Similkameen school district (SD 53)

  • $271,300 to upgrade the dust collection system at Osoyoos Secondary school.

Bulkley Valley school district (SD 54)

  • $112,000 to replace the HVAC system at Houston Secondary school.

Prince George school district (SD 57)

  • $125,000 to upgrade the direct digital control system at College Heights Secondary school.

Nicola-Similkameen school district (SD 58)

  • $300,000 to upgrade the dust collection systems at Merritt Secondary school and Princeton Secondary school.

Peace River South school district (SD 59)

  • $300,000 to upgrade the flooring at Dawson Creek Secondary school.

Peace River North school district (SD 60)

  • $656,800 to replace the HVAC system at North Peace Secondary school.

Greater Victoria school district (SD 61)

  • $400,000 to upgrade the fire alarm system at Burnside Education Centre.

Sooke school district (SD 62)

  • $300,000 to replace the boiler system at Spencer Middle school.

Saanich school district (SD 63)

  • $200,000 to upgrade the plumbing lines and fixtures at Sidney Elementary school.

Gulf Islands school district (SD 64)

  • $362,250 to replace geothermal heat pumps at Gulf Islands Secondary school.

Okanagan-Skaha school district (SD 67)

  • $530,000 to replace the boilers and HVAC system at Uplands Elementary school.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district (SD 68)

  • $240,000 to upgrade the plumbing lines and fixtures at Cedar Elementary school.

Qualicum school district (SD 69)

  • $202,300 to upgrade the flooring at École Secondaire Ballenas Senior Secondary school, Kwalikum Secondary school and Bowser Elementary school.

Alberni school district (SD 70)

  • $350,000 to replace the HVAC system at Wood Elementary school.

Comox Valley school district (SD 71)

  • $169,800 to upgrade the direct digital control system at Cumberland Community school.

Campbell River school district (SD 72)

  • $280,000 to upgrade the flooring at Carihi Secondary school.

Kamloops/Thompson school district (SD 73)

  • $200,000 to upgrade the flooring at Brocklehurst Middle school.

Gold Trail school district (SD 74)

  • $825,000 to upgrade the roofing at Lillooet Secondary school.

Mission school district (SD 75)

  • $375,000 to replace the HVAC system at Windebank Elementary school.

Fraser-Cascade school district (SD 78)

  • $180,000 to upgrade the direct digital controls system at the following six schools:
    • Harrison Hot Springs Elementary school
    • Agassiz Elementary Secondary school
    • Hope Secondary school
    • Silver Creek Elementary school
    • Boston Bar Elementary school
    • Coquihalla Elementary school

Cowichan Valley school district (SD 79)

  • $220,000 to upgrade the waste water treatment plant at École Cobble Hill Elementary school.   

Fort Nelson school district (SD 81)

  • $210,860 to upgrade the flooring at J. S. Clark Elementary school, G. W. Carlson Elementary school and Fort Nelson Secondary school.

Coast Mountains school district (SD 82)

  • $569,170 to upgrade flooring at the following six schools:
    • Caledonia Secondary school
    • Clarence Michiel Elementary school
    • Cassie Hall Elementary school
    • Uplands Elementary school
    • Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary school
    • Kildala Elementary school

North Okanagan-Shuswap school district (SD 83)

  • $196,876 to upgrade the flooring at A. L. Fortune Secondary school. 

Vancouver Island West school district (SD 84)

  • $135,000 to replace boilers at Gold River Secondary school.

Vancouver Island North school district (SD 85)

  • $717,000 to replace the HVAC system at Port Hardy Secondary school.

Stikine school district (SD 87)

  • $110,160 to upgrade the flooring at Dease Lake School.

Nechako Lakes school district (SD 91)

  • $223,300 to upgrade the dust collection system at Fort St. James Secondary school.

Nisga’a school district (SD 92)

  • $110,157 to replace windows at Nisga’a Elementary Secondary school.

Conseil Scolaire Francophone de la Colombie-Britannique school district (SD 93)

  • $151,540 to upgrade the direct digital control system at École Côte Du Soleil.

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