Langley School District is getting some new busses and other upgrades

Provincial government gives Langley $1.67 million lift for facility upgrades

Langley is getting six new buses and facility upgrades at a few schools thanks to a $1.67 million funding announcement from the provincial government.

Through the School Enhancement Program, Langley will receive $900,000 for flooring upgrades at D.W. Poppy and boiler upgrades at Langley Meadows Elementary.

The district is also receiving $771,100 for six replacement buses.

School districts across B.C. are receiving funding from programs to support facility and bus upgrades.

“Students deserve to learn in schools that are well maintained and operating the way they should. That’s why we’ve boosted funding to these programs by more than $20 million over last year,” said Education Minister Rob Fleming.

“We are supporting B.C. schools with this funding, so students, teachers and school district staff can focus their energy where it matters most – the classroom.”

Under the School Enhancement Program, all school districts in B.C. will receive a portion of this year’s $65-million investment. The program is funding 176 separate projects that upgrade a wide range of building systems.

For example, schools might receive mechanical upgrades to improve the heating, cooling and ventilation of classrooms, or safety upgrades to fire alarm and sprinkler systems.

Each year, the Carbon Neutral Capital Program funds $5 million for upgrades that cut greenhouse gas emissions and boost energy efficiency. Three of the 19 schools receiving funding this year are using it to install solar panel systems, said Fleming.



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