RICHMOND – Students, parents and teachers at Archibald Blair Elementary School in the Richmond school district (SD 38) will see a revamped and refreshed school. Thanks to $235,000 going to the district under the province’s School Enhancement Program.

The project moving forward at Archibald Blair Elementary school includes:

  • Roof replacement
  • $235,000 in provincial funding

The province’s $45 million School Enhancement Program helps improve 80 projects across every school district this year. Districts applied to the Ministry of Education this spring, and successful projects were chosen based on need, priority, and supporting student learning.

As a result of B.C.’s fiscal discipline and its balanced budget, the government is able to support key investments like the School Enhancement Program.

Quick Facts:

  • The projects have to be substantially complete by March 31, 2017.
  • This year’s $45-million School Enhancement Program builds on last year’s $35-million Routine Capital Program investment, which supported 109 school improvement projects throughout the province.
  • Budget 2016 provides $1.7 billion in capital funding over three years to replace aging facilities, build more student spaces in growing communities and improve seismic safety.