NORTH VANCOUVER – The Parent Advisory Councils (PACs) at two North Vancouver public schools are receiving a total of $12,432 in reimbursements for playground equipment. The funding is part of $2.4 million to reimburse PACs throughout the province that recently purchased playground equipment for their kids with funds they raised.
The following schools in School District 44 (North Vancouver) will receive a playground reimbursement for their PACs:
- Cove Cliff Elementary ($6,829)
- Sherwood Park Elementary ($5,603)
“The funding for these playgrounds is a smart investment in the health and well-being of our children. As a former school trustee and volunteer with a local PAC, I know firsthand the tireless work that Parent Advisory Councils put in every day.” -North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite
- Based on school district input there are 102 public elementary and middle schools that are eligible to receive a reimbursement towards PAC playground contributions. This spans across 31 school districts.
- Each PAC was eligible to receive up to a maximum of $50,000 depending on how much they contributed to the project.
- School districts will be reimbursed directly by the Ministry of Education, and will be responsible for ensuring their PACs are reimbursed appropriately.
- The first round of funding supported 40 new playgrounds for elementary and middle schools that were identified as not having a playground but wanting one, for a total of $2 million.
- The final phase of the playground program will see approximately $3.6 million being distributed for high-priority playground upgrades, repairs and replacements.