Princeton Secondary School got a $400,000 boost from the provincial government last week with the announcement of a grant from the BC School Enhancement Program.
“We’re really excited that we were given the grant,” said school district chairman Gordon Comeau.
The money will be used to install a new heating and air conditioning system, and the school district will kick in another $200,000. The work is scheduled to be completed before April 2017.
“The new system will make us more energy efficient and it will save us money in the long run.”
Comeau said the need for an improved heating and cooling system has “been on the books for quite a while….It will provide for a good heating and cooling system and cleaner air. It was necessary for sure, very needed.”
Eighty schools across BC will benefit this year from the $45 million School Enhancement Program.
“Thanks to our government’s fiscal discipline we are able to assist Princeton Secondary School with necessary infrastructure improvements that will benefit all students,” said MLA Jackie Tegart.