“I’m very pleased to announce under our school enhancement program $45 million dollars that’s going to be going out to all of the School Districts in the province of British Columbia. Every School District is going to be receiving a part of that.”

Cariboo schools included in Education Minister Mike Bernier’s announcement Thursday are:

  • School District 28

-more than $815,000 will go towards an addition of a biomass heating plant and boiler replacement at Correlieu Secondary School in Quesnel as well as another $225,000 for electrical upgrades

  • School District 27

Dog Creek Elementary School and Likely Elementary School: Heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC) upgrades at each school – totalling $146,073 in provincial funding.

Cataline Elementary School in Williams Lake: Fire protection upgrade, $175,000 in provincial funding.

“Through the School Enhancement Program, these three schools will receive much-needed improvements that will benefit students, teachers and staff,” Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett said. “This is another example of how schools and students continue to benefit from B.C.’s balanced budget.”

This year’s $45-million School Enhancement Program builds on last year’s $35-million Routine Capital Program investment, which supported 109 school improvement projects throughout the province.

The projects have to be substantially complete by March 31, 2017.