REGINA — Saskatchewan has announced $110.5 million in funding for six new major school infrastructure projects.
Thee projects are part of the province’s $7.5-billion capital plan to build infrastructure and stimulate economic recovery.
Under the two-year plan to build a strong Saskatchewan, over $130 million was designated for education infrastructure including major projects and maintenance funding.
The new projects include:
- a new Francophone elementary school in Regina;
- a new elementary school to replace Ducharme Elementary School in La Loche;
- a new K-12 school to replace Blaine Lake Composite School;
- a new K-12 school to consolidate the elementary school and high school in Lanigan;
- renovations and an addition to Holy Rosary High School in Lloydminster; and
- renovations and an addition to Lloydminster Comprehensive High School.
“In addition to the largest budget day allocation for traditional build schools, these six new projects demonstrate our government’s commitment to school infrastructure,” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant said in press release. “Not only will these investments provide for safe and welcoming learning environments, they will also support jobs for Saskatchewan people as we move forward in these unprecedented times.”
The announcement was applauded by school officials.
“We are very pleased to see that the Government of Saskatchewan has honoured the Memorandum of understanding signed on March 19, 2019, between Conseil scolaire fransaskois and the Ministry of Education,” said Conseil scolaire fransaskois chair Alpha Barry. “Our school division will continue to work with the province to ensure that all Fransaskois students have access to the resources and infrastructure they need to ensure their full development.”