School $$

$1.6 million to both the Vernon and North Okanagan Shuswap Districts.

Students at the Vernon School District will benefit from almost $1.6 million in provincial funding for a school upgrade project, classroom supplies and a new school bus, MLA Eric Foster announced today on behalf of Education Minister Mike Bernier.

The district will extend the life of Fulton Secondary school with over $1 million in School Enhancement Program funding to upgrade the roof. Every school district will receive a portion of this year's $53-million investment, supporting 223 projects.

Under the new Student Learning Grant, the district will receive $420,041 to purchase classroom equipment and supplies such as textbooks, lab equipment and art supplies. The district will begin back-to-school planning with parents and teachers now to determine how best to use the one-time funding to reduce costs for parents and help teachers deliver B.C.'s new curriculum. This one-time grant is providing school districts with a total of $27.4 million.

Students in the Vernon district will also benefit from a new 76-passenger school bus thanks to $130,629 in School Bus Replacement Program funding.

District 83 will extend the life of seven schools with $1.1 million in School Enhancement Program funding to upgrade roofing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Every school district will receive a portion of this year's $53-million investment, supporting 223 projects.

Under the new Student Learning Grant, the district will receive $303,969 to purchase classroom equipment and supplies such as textbooks, lab equipment and art supplies. The district will begin back-to-school planning with parents and teachers now to determine how best to use the one-time funding to reduce costs for parents and help teachers deliver B.C.'s new curriculum. This one-time grant is providing school districts with a total of $27.4 million.

The North Okanagan Shuswap District gets two 76-passenger school buses, thanks to $261,257 in School Bus Replacement Program funding.