Government continues to make significant investments in education infrastructure, says Education, Early Learning and Culture Minister Doug Currie.
“Education staff across the province have been working very hard to prepare schools and classrooms for Island students because education is the key to preparing students for success,” said Minister Currie. “I commend all teachers and school staff for their enthusiasm and I wish all students and their families a safe and successful year of learning.”
Over $1.2 million was invested in capital repairs in 20 schools, including:
• Oil tank replacement at four schools – Kensington Intermediate Senior High, Bluefield High, Birchwood Intermediate, and Parkdale Elementary
• Partial roof replacements at Morell High and Hernewood Junior High
• A new stair lift at Eliot River Elementary
• Parking lot upgrades at Queen Elizabeth Elementary
Work has begun on the $8.3 million renovation of École La-Belle-Cloche in the Eastern Kings region. Work has also begun on the $15 million renovation at Three Oaks High School in Summerside.
“Over the summer, 19 new school buses were purchased and delivered to schools this September, a $2.1 million investment,” added Minister Currie. “Also this September, new tools and equipment will be available to many Island students taking career and technical education courses like welding and carpentry, through a $100,000 investment by government.”
Back to school information, including important dates and tips for parents is available at http://princeedwardisland.ca/backtoschool