2010-2015 Five-Year Capital Plan – Investment of $320 000 in Saint Vincent Annex School
Laval, April 5, 2011. – Francine Charbonneau, Member of the National Assembly for Mille-Îles and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Families, is pleased to announce today, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Line Beauchamp, government funding in the amount of $320 000 to the Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier School Board to upgrade Saint Vincent Annex School.
This English-language elementary school, located in Laval, has been open since September 2010. The funding accorded will help defray the costs of purchasing furnishings, equipment and tools, as well as books for the library, which are essential for maintaining school services.
"The announcement of this funding is excellent news for the region because, from now on, the students and staff at Saint Vincent Annex School will have all the equipment and material needed to ensure quality educational services in a stimulating learning environment," Ms. Charbonneau pointed out.
The total cost of this project is $341 344 and the balance of $21 344 will come from a partial tax rebate.
A total investment of $300 million in Québec
This project is one of the new initiatives funded under the Five-Year Capital Plan for 2010-2015. It is on the list of 51 projects slated to begin this year, as announced today by Minister Beauchamp. A total of $300 million has been earmarked by the Ministère for implementing the approved projects, which consist primarily in building new schools or expanding existing ones.
It should be noted that two major projects will result in improved educational services for students with handicaps, social maladjustments or learning difficulties. One is to construct a specialized school in Terrebonne. The other is to expand an existing school in Québec City. Three projects involve the Kativik and Cree school boards. Two consist in building housing for staff members, while the third consists in building an extension to a school.
"Our decision to reduce the number of students per class at the elementary level in order to encourage student retention and success in school entailed increased investment in the implementation of several construction and expansion projects. We are pleased that this investment brings with it a solution to the increase in enrolment, which, according to our projections, should continue to rise in coming years," the Minister noted.
Press attaché to the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports