Nakusp, New Denver schools get $1.2 million boost

Renovations, new busses on shopping list

Schools in Nakusp and area will be getting some extensive renovations thanks to new funding from the provincial government.

Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy says students in Nakusp and New Denver will benefit from safer, more efficient schools thanks to over $1.2 million in provincial funding.

“Parents in Nakusp and New Denver can be assured that our government is making their children’s education a priority,” said Conroy. “Access to a safe, comfortable, and clean learning environment is key to a student’s success and I’m proud to be part of a government that prioritizes just that.”

The Arrow Lakes school district is receiving $1.25 million for school maintenance projects, including flooring upgrades at Nakusp Elementary, Lucerne Elementary Secondary and Nakusp Secondary, and window upgrades at Nakusp Elementary and Secondary.

The school district will also see the addition of one new bus.

These funding programs are part of a $206 million provincial investment under the annual facilities grant, school enhancement program, carbon neutral capital program and bus replacement program, to ensure students have well-maintained learning environments and bus services that are safe, comfortable and efficient.

Since September 2017, the government has invested over $1.8 million in school upgrades across the district.

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