NORTH VANCOUVER – Students, parents and teachers at two North Shore schools will see revamped and refreshed facilities thanks to more than $1.3 million in funding from the province’s School Enhancement Program.

Projects moving forward include:

  • $650,037 in provincial funding to renew the roof at Cove Cliff Elementary school (SD 44).
  • $716,000 in provincial funding to completely replace the roof at Ridgeview Elementary School (SD 45).

The province’s $45-million School Enhancement Program is supporting 80 projects across every school district this year. Districts applied to the Ministry of Education this spring, and successful projects were chosen based on need, priority, and supporting student learning.

As a result of B.C.’s fiscal discipline and its balanced budget, the government is able to support key investments like the School Enhancement Program. 

Quick Facts:

  • The projects have to be substantially completed by March 31, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Budget 2016 provides $1.7 billion in capital funding over three years to replace aging facilities, build more student spaces in growing communities, and improve seismic safety.