Delta – Local New Democrat MLA Ravi Kahlon says students in Delta will benefit from safer, more efficient and comfortable schools thanks to almost $5 million in provincial funding for school upgrade projects in the Delta School District.
“After many long years of neglect, our new government has made putting people first its priority,” said MLA Ravi Kahlon. “I am proud of our new government for caring about students. These new upgrades will help ensure that students in Delta have the learning environment they deserve.”
Delta School District (SD 37) is receiving $4,761,778 in total funding, including:
- $1,114,100 in School Enhancement Program funding for electrical upgrades at Brooke Elementary and Roofing upgrades at Seaquam Secondary.
- $624,840 in Carbon Neutral Capital Program funding to replace four existing HVAC units at Burnsview Secondary with two new high efficiency ones.
- $3,022,838 in Annual Facilities Grant (AFG) funding, which flows to the Delta School District annually for routine school maintenance costs.
These funding programs are part of a $198-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.
The provincial government has boosted school maintenance funding by more than $20 million over last year, and has increased the AFG for the first time since 2004/05. The increase in funding will help ensure that students, teachers and school district staff can focus their energy where it matters most – in the classroom.