Released on June 23, 2020
Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced $110.5 million for six new major infrastructure projects for school divisions in communities across the province. These projects are part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s $7.5 billion two-year capital to plan to build a strong Saskatchewan and stimulate Saskatchewan’s economic recovery. Under the two-year capital to plan to build a strong Saskatchewan, over $130 million was designated for education infrastructure including major projects and maintenance funding.
The new projects include:
“In addition to the largest budget day allocation for traditional build schools, these six new projects demonstrate our government’s commitment to school infrastructure,” Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant said. “Not only will these investments provide for safe and welcoming learning environments, they will also support jobs for Saskatchewan people as we move forward in these unprecedented times.”
“We are very pleased to see that the Government of Saskatchewan has honored the Memorandum of understanding signed on March 19, 2019, between Conseil scolaire fransaskois (CSF) and the Ministry of Education,” Conseil scolaire fransaskois Chair Alpha Barry said. “Our school division will continue to work with the province to ensure that all Fransaskois students have access to the resources and infrastructure they need to ensure their full development.”
These projects are in addition to the funding announced as a part of Budget 2020-21 to build seven new schools and renovate three existing schools which includes:
From April 2008 to June 2020, the Government of Saskatchewan has invested approximately $1.9 billion in capital funding. During this time, 85 projects have been approved including 57 new schools and 28 major renovation projects.
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