Quebec allocates funding for maintenance of schools

Quebec allocates funding for maintenance of schools

From left to right, Pierre Boudreau, Vice-President, commission scolaire des Hautes-Rivières, David Daoust, Chairman, New Frontiers School Board, Stéphane Billette, Huntingdon MNA and Delegated Minister, Marie-Louise Kerneis, President, commission scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries and Stéphanie Lapointe, Assistant Director General, commission scolaire Vallée-des-Tisserands.

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Stéphane Billette announces financial assistance of $9 212 442 for school boards located in the Beauharnois and Huntingdon Ridings.
This funding is intended to ensure that school buildings be restored and remain in good operating condition. The amount allocated will be divided among the New Frontiers, Vallée-des-Tisserands, Hautes-Rivières and Grandes-Seigneuries School Boards. Altogether, 24 infrastructure projects will be carried out over the 2018 summer work period.
This financial assistance is part of a budget allocation of nearly $740 M for 2017-2018, which represents the largest annual investment to date for this type of work. For Stéphane Billette, MNA for Huntingdon and Delegated Minister, the funding announcement demonstrates that education is one of this Government’s top priorities. “The students and personnel in schools in the Huntingdon and Beauharnois Ridings are going to see their school living environment improved thanks to these investments,” explained Billette. “We are committed to offering an environment that favours educational success to the greatest number of students and today’s announcement represents concrete action towards that goal.”

Translated by Cathleen Johnston

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