Province invests $1.1 million to extend life of Summerland Secondary School

Over the next year, Summerland Secondary School will be getting a facelift.

Over the next year, Summerland Secondary School will be getting a facelift, thanks to funding from the province’s School Enhancement program.

Summerland Secondary School will be getting a new roof and exterior upgrades.

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The $1.2-million project consists of an exterior upgrade and roof replacement, with the Okanagan Skaha School District investing $100,000 and the province supplying the remaining $1.1 million.

The province is spending $45 million through the School Enhancement Program to improve 80 schools. Districts applied to the Ministry of Education this spring, and successful projects were chosen based on need and priority.

“Strong financial accountability enables the government to improve the infrastructure of our schools through the School Enhancement Program,” said Penticton MLA Dan Ashton in a release

The projects have to be substantially complete by March 31, 2017.

The School Enhancement Program is part of ongoing capital funding from the province to replace ageing facilities and improve seismic safety. Last year, there were 109 school improvement projects.

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