Schools in Greenwood and Kingston are among those that will see upgrades, repairs or improvements this year.
Dwight Ross School and École Rose-des-Vents in Greenwood, as well as Kingston and District School, are on the list of 49 schools across Nova Scotia that the province announced will have capital repairs completed through the additional $9 million in funding announced in December.
This funding allows for smaller projects, such as window replacement or roof repairs.
Dwight Ross Elementary School will be receiving a total of $240,000. Of that, $55,000 will go towards replacing existing windows in the gymnasium and a single-storey section of the building; $150,000 will be used to continue upgrading inside lighting and power, including obsolete classroom panels; and $35,000 will be used for upgrades to room heating controls, panels and valves for energy savings.
Kingston and District School will receive a total of $500,000 to continue with the replacement of air handling units with heating capacity, upgrade the potable water treatment system and upgrade the front office configuration for better security, visibility and access to office counter for visitors/parents.
École Rose-des-Vents in Greenwood will receive $200,000 to complete a land acquisition for a parking lot and soccer field. They will also do miscellaneous repair work inside the school.
School boards have been notified of the schools that have been approved for capital repairs funding and are preparing to move forward with renovations as soon as possible.