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Province commits $2 million for local school upgrade projects

Local schools are getting more than $2 million from the province for new upgrades, including a new playground in a currently-secret location.

At its April 30 meeting the School District 72 board approved accepting the funding for four new projects, including $900,000 for the Sayward School to upgrade its roof.

There’s also $400,000 to install fall protection on school roofs. Secretary-Treasurer Kevin Patrick says the project was highest on the district wish list.

“This is huge because this will impact all of our schools and we’re going to get going,” he said. “Not totally sure this will do everything in every school, but it’s a much-needed safety upgrade that we will be able to do.”

The provincial Ministry of Education has also committed $600,000 for a new heating and ventilation system at Sandowne Elementary, and $195,000 for a new playground at a location to be announced later by the Ministry.

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