Conrad Elementary School was one of two schools in Prince Rupert that received boosts to its infrastructure lifespan due to a $550

Conrad Elementary School was one of two schools in Prince Rupert that received boosts to its infrastructure lifespan due to a $550

Conrad, Lax Kxeen received funding boosts from province

Two Prince Rupert schools received funding for infrastructure recently.

Conrad Elementary School and Lax Kxeen Elementary received boosts to its infrastructure lifespan due to a $550,000 financial distribution from B.C.’s Ministry of Education last week.

The School Enhancement Program, a program designed to extend the life of school facilities through project upgrades, helped with the funding boost. It will see roofing, flooring and direct digital control systems upgraded at Conrad and Lax Kxeen.

Additionally, another $99,006 was provided by the ministry through the Student Learning Grant, a $27.4 million fund announced in February.

The Prince Rupert School District (SD52) can use the money to buy classroom equipment or school supplies like textbooks, lab equipment or art supplies. The district will coordinate with parents on how best to use the funds to offset school supply costs for families with students in the school system.

A total of $95 million was announced last week to support 60 B.C. school districts in extending facility lifespans, buying new supplies and purchasing new school buses.