NB government spending more money on Fredericton High

The province will spend about $5 million on upgrades to Fredericton High School as part of the 2017-18 capital budget.

Deputy premier Stephen Horsman says providing students of Fredericton High with a more modern and updated learning environment will ensure their needs are met.

The second and final phase of the multi-year upgrade project is underway. Work will include improvements to the security infrastructure and mechanical and electrical systems, as well as interior finishing.

Phase 1 of the project began last June and is now complete. The $2.4 million renovations included work to two of the school's three gyms, with new change rooms with barrier-free facilities, new ventilation systems and new flooring in the weight room and training facility.

All work is expected to be completed by fall 2018. The total cost is about $14.1 million.

About $88 million will be invested in New Brunswick schools in 2017-18.