NORTH SHORE – Two schools on the North Shore will be able to proceed with routine capital projects thanks to $492,900 in provincial funding to provide healthy, safe and modern learning environments.
Cleveland Elementary in North Vancouver will receive $286,600 to purchase high-efficiency, energy saving exterior windows for future replacement. Phase one of the project is expected to begin this year and finish by spring 2016, with phase two slated for early summer 2016.
Cedardale Elementary in West Vancouver will receive $206,300 to install an elevator to provide interior handicap access for the two-story facility. Work is expected to begin this year and finish by spring 2016.
These projects were approved under the province’s routine capital program. Projects were chosen based on need, priority, and supporting student learning.
- Since 2002, the ministry has invested $4.2 billion in new and improved schools, including $2.2 billion in seismic upgrades. This has resulted in 112 new schools, 186 schools with increased classroom space and 146 seismically upgraded schools.
- Boards of education submit capital plans to the ministry that include details on school building priorities in their school districts.
- The provincial government establishes an overall capital budget for schools based on the ministry’s capital allocation.
To learn more about Capital Planning within the Ministry of Education, please visit: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/administration/resource-management/capital-planning.