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Nova Scotia commits $15 million for school improvements

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The Nova Scotia government is planning to undertake $15 million in upgrades, repairs and improvements this year at 50 schools across the province.

HALIFAX, N.S.

The Nova Scotia government is planning to undertake $15 million in upgrades, repairs and improvements this year at 50 schools across the province.

“This year we have increased the funding for capital repairs to address smaller projects across Nova Scotia that will improve our schools for years to come,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey.

“It is important students learn in a well-maintained, safe and healthy environment, and these projects will ensure just that.”

The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development announced in December 2013 that it would increase capital repairs funding to $15 million from $6 million for smaller projects, such as window replacements and roof repairs.

School boards have been notified of the schools that have been approved for capital repairs funding and are preparing to move forward with renovations as soon as possible.

Capital repairs projects include roof repairs, window replacements, gym improvements, paving, upgrades to a skilled trades classroom, and creating community resource spaces.

All capital repairs projects must represent improvements being made to school infrastructure and must have a budget between $150,000 and $1 million in order to be eligible.

by Dcn News Services

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