Over $92,000 to benefit students in Kootenay West

Posted in:

CASTLEGAR – New Democrat MLA Katrine Conroy says $92,340 in funding will allow schools in Kootenay West to ensure that extracurricular activities are available for students once they can participate safely again.

“Every one of us is looking forward to getting back to something more like normal, and this funding will ensure that parent and district advisory councils will have the support they need to resume the extracurricular and other enrichment opportunities they work so hard on, once it is safe to do so,” said Conroy, MLA for Kootenay West.

16 school PACs across the constituency are getting support, some of more than 1,300 parent advisory councils (PACs) and district parent advisory councils (DPACs) around B.C. receiving funding through Community Gaming Grants in the 2020-21 school year.

Schools receive funding each year through PACs and DPACs to fund activities that benefit social, cultural and the physical health and well-being of students. Community Gaming Grants has made it a condition that all grant funding this year complies with Provincial Health Officer orders and is providing flexibility for organizations to delay projects and service delivery until they can do so safely.

B.C.’s New Democrat government is focused on keeping people safe and healthy as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic, and build an economic recovery that works for everyone.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/23409