Uplands Elementary School will benefit from over $500

Penticton school benefits from School Enhancement Program

Uplands Elementary School receives $530,000 from the provincial school enhancement program for upgrades.

Uplands Elementary School will use the $530,000 from the provincial school enhancement program to update the school’s heating and cooling systems.

“Students, teachers and support staff at Uplands Elementary School will really benefit from a more comfortable and healthy learning environment,” said Penticton MLA Dan Ashton who announced the funding on behalf of education minister Mike Bernier on Wednesday. “These upgrades are also more energy efficient and will result in significant savings for the school board.”

The funding will be used to replace the school’s boilers and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

The school enhancement program received a boost of an extra $20 million in September 2016. As a result, 217 school improvement projects have been approved throughout the province. The program aims at helping school districts extend the life of their facilities.

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