DELTA – New Democrat MLA Ravi Kahlon says students in Delta are going to see more green, efficient and safe learning spaces thanks to over $1.2 million in provincial funding for school upgrade projects in the Delta School District.
“Nothing is more important than ensuring our students have access to safe and healthy learning environments,” said Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North. “I’m proud to be part of a government that is investing in Delta classrooms and students.”
The Delta School District (SD 37) is receiving $1,226,200 in funding for school maintenance projects, including:
School Enhancement Program (SEP)
- Roof refurbishments at Brooke Elementary, McCloskey Elementary
Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP)
- Lighting upgrades at Heath Elementary
These funding programs are part of a $217.7 million investment under the Annual Facilities Grant (AFG), School Enhancement Program, Carbon Neutral Capital Program, Building Envelope Program and Bus Acquisition Program, to ensure students have well-maintained learning environments and bus services that are safe, comfortable and efficient. This year’s funding is $32.3 million higher than it was in 2016/17.
After years of underfunding by the previous BC Liberal government, the New Democrat government is delivering an historic level of support to BC students. We’ve added an extra $2.2 billion in operating funding over 2016/17 levels and created a $2.8 billion school capital budget to build, seismically upgrade and expand K-12 schools. To ensure students have a safe place to play, we introduced an annual playground fund, delivering an additional $5 million a year to districts across the province.