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More funding en route to strengthen rural education

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More funding en route to strengthen rural education

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Ministry of Education
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Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Education
250 356-5963

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School districts, students benefit from rural education funding

This year under the Rural Education Enhancement Fund, 11 rural schools will remain open. The below list outlines the funding each school will receive under the program for 2017-18:

The following two schools are receiving funding for the first time under REEF:

Vernon School District (SD 22)

  • Cherryville elementary, Cherryville – $443,320

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District (SD 83)

  • Silver Creek elementary, Silver Creek – $213,353

The following four schools were approved last year under REEF and are now receiving funding: 

Sooke School District (SD 62)

  • Port Renfrew elementary, Port Renfrew – $230,000

Powell River School District (SD 47)

  • Texada elementary, Texada Island – $260,000

Kootenay Lake School District (SD 8)

  • Winlaw elementary, Slocan City – $357,677
  • Jewett elementary, Meadow Creek – $46,947

The following five schools are receiving funding for the second year under REEF: 

Quesnel School District (SD 28)

  • Kersley elementary, Kersley – $282,090
  • Parkland elementary, Ten Mile Lake – $354,886

Okanagan Similkameen School (SD 53)

  • Osoyoos secondary school, Osoyoos – $410,426

Okanagan Skaha School District (SD 67)

  • Trout Creek elementary, Trout Creek/Summerland – $390,223
  • West Bench elementary, West Bench/Penticton – $383,300

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