Thursday, March 29, 2018

School District No. 28 Moves to Next Stage in School Replacement Planning

Courtesy of the Board of Education - School District #28 (Quesnel):

The Board of Education is pleased to announce that the Quesnel School District has been asked to deliver a final Project Definition Report (“PDR”) by October 31, 2018 for the replacement of Quesnel Junior School (QJS).

While this is not yet approval for a new school, a PDR is the second stage of planning and demonstrates that we have received Ministry of Education support for advancing the QJS replacement.

To advance this project, the PDR submission would include more detailed assessment of need, options, costs, benefits, risks, engineering, design, environmental requirements, permit requirements, and all other items affecting project scope, schedule or budget. The Ministry will rely on the information within the PDR to seek project funding approval by Government in early 2019.

In addition to this, the approved Capital Plan submission also included funding of $1,588,000 for HVAC and flooring upgrades at Correlieu Secondary School and $674,388 for the replacement of four buses for the upcoming school year.

“On behalf of The Board of Education I would like to thank Minister Fleming and Ministry of Education staff for their support on advancing the QJS replacement project and the community of Quesnel for their continued advocacy,” said Board Chair, Gloria Jackson.

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