Schools get funding for capital projects

Lillooet and Lytton schools get over $1 million in capital projects funding from the province.

One school in Lillooet and another in Lytton will be able to proceed with routine capital projects thanks to $1,014,200 in provincial funding. These improvements will help provide healthy, safe and modern learning environments.

Kumsheen Secondary, Lytton: Change room/washroom upgrades. Cost: $836,500. Entire space being upgraded to meet code requirements as well as increasing accessibility for people with disabilities.

Lillooet Secondary: Woodshop local exhaust system improvements. Cost: $177,700. The current dust collection unit is undersized for the machinery in the shop area. Improvements will include larger ducting, additional filters, explosion relief panels and blowback prevention damper to improve air quality and safety.

Work is expected to begin this year and be completed by spring 2016.

“These upgrades will greatly improve the safety and operating efficiency of Kumsheen and Lillooet Secondary Schools,” Fraser-Nicola MLA Jackie Tegart said. “I’m pleased that our government is delivering more than $1 million in improvements for students and educators in Lytton and Lillooet.”

These projects were approved under the Province’s Routine Capital Program. Projects were chosen based on need, priority, and supporting student learning.

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 the ministry’s capital allocation.

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