Maple Ridge secondary will be getting a lighting upgrade, after the province announced $300,000 in provincial School Enhancement Program funding.
“Providing a top-quality educational experience for students is a priority for our government, and ensuring that our school buildings are up-to-date is an important part of that. I’m glad to see this funding facilitate updates to Maple Ridge Secondary that will brighten the learning environment for students and staff by facilitating lighting upgrades in the school,” said Doug Bing, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows.
The provincial government announced an extra $20 million in funding under the program in September 2016. As a result, 217 school improvement projects have been approved to proceed throughout the province.The School Enhancement Program is aimed at helping school districts extend the life of their facilities through a wide range of improvement projects.
Out of the 217 approved projects, 122 schools will use the funding to upgrade their plumbing lines and fixtures. A number of districts will benefit from new or repaired roofs or upgraded fire response systems. For this round of funding, the Ministry of Education expanded the scope of eligible projects to include flooring upgrades and 30 schools will benefit from improved flooring.