The Chinook School Division identified roof replacement projects totaling $1.9 million at eight schools as a top priority in their five-year plan (B-5) and should know by spring 2012 if the Ministry of Education has approved their Facility Project Funding application for 2011-2012 of a total of $6.37 million over five years for upgrading, replacements and construction in schools throughout the Division.
Other requests for boiler replacements, modular classrooms, health and safety upgrades and demolition projects added up to $3.04 million, for a total of $4.94 million for projects in 2011-2012.
Another $1.24 million is being projected for costs associated with various improvement projects for the ensuing four years.
This year’s Facility Project Funding application submission is based on Chinook’s comprehensive facility assessment and maintenance process, which identifies and prioritizes needs within school and non-school facilities and will assist the Ministry of Education in their planning to request funds for the purpose of financially supporting priorities identified by Chinook.
The B-5 facility funding application is required annually by the Ministry of Education. To support this request, Chinook submits more detailed B-1 funding applications on individual projects in conjunction with the B-5.