Red Deer Public Schools receives $4.1 million for shovel-ready projects

Gov’t funding was announced by provincial government

Red Deer Public Schools will receive $4.1 million as part of the capital maintenance and renewal funding announced by the provincial government this week.

This funding is “welcomed news,” said board chair Nicole Buchanan.

“These dollars are something that weren’t expected and will provide economic stimulus for our province and support people getting back to work in these challenging times,” Buchanan said.

“We have a number of projects that we’ll be able to tackle because of this additional funding, which will help ensure our buildings are safe and secure and ready to welcome back students when the time comes.”

The funding allows Red Deer Public to proceed with a number of initiatives, including roofing projects, boiler replacements, a replacement of a building envelope and improved security in schools.

Della Ruston, associate superintendent of system services, said there is never a shortage of projects, and the district has a number of them ready to go.

“In the coming days, we will prioritize the projects in our district that we will proceed with and we very much look forward to getting these projects started immediately,” said Ruston.

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