$500K for school upgrades

Charles Hays Secondary School will receive nearly $500,000 from the provincial government to install a range of high-tech equipment.

Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) will receive nearly $500,000 from the provincial government to install a range of high-tech equipment.

In the funding announcement made on Thursday in Victoria, Education Minister Mike Bernier said the CHSS funding is part of a $35 million program to update and upgrade provincial schools.

“This program is all about making sure children have safe, healthy and modern places to learn. We are investing today and expanding this program to fix, repair and upgrade as many schools as possible,” he said.

Students, teachers and staff at schools throughout the province will benefit from a variety of improvements under the Province’s Routine Capital Program. Announced in August as a $20-million program, it was expanded with an extra $15.3 million after districts brought forward a large number of projects where the life of the school could be extended.

In total, 109 projects are being funded under the expanded Routine Capital Program. Projects were chosen based on need, priority and supporting student learning.