September 03, 2020

$5 Million Invested in Upgrading Facilities at Clavet Composite School

Today, Deputy Premier and Education Minister Gordon Wyant joined Energy and Resources Minister and Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota MLA Bronwyn Eyre and Prairie Spirit School Division officials to announce a $5 million investment to provide upgrades at Clavet Composite School.  This is part of the government’s $7.5 billion two-year capital plan to build a strong Saskatchewan and stimulate our economic recovery following the pandemic.

“The government has taken a proactive approach to invest in school infrastructure projects across the province to maintain our education infrastructure and support our province’s economic recovery,” Wyant said.  “This investment ensures that students and staff have a modern learning environment where they have the resources to succeed.”

The investment includes upgrades to the mechanical and electrical systems, walls, floors, ceilings, millwork, fixtures, lighting and painting.  The renovation is anticipated to be completed in 2022.

“The Prairie Spirit Board of Education would like to thank the Minister of Education and the provincial government for resources to upgrade the learning environment at Clavet Composite School,” Prairie Spirit Board Chair Sam Dyck said.  “The planned improvements to this school will support student learning and enhance opportunities for student collaboration.”

Since 2007, the Government of Saskatchewan has committed approximately $1.9 billion toward school infrastructure projects.  This includes 57 new or replacement schools as well as 28 major renovations.

In addition, over the next two years the Government of Saskatchewan is investing $7.5 billion in infrastructure projects.  This includes the $2 billion capital injection to help build a strong Saskatchewan and stimulate our province’s economic recovery.  More than $135 million of this stimulus package will go toward four new schools, two major renovations, and many maintenance projects for school divisions in communities across the province.

In addition to the maintenance funding projects from the $2 billion capital stimulus plan to build a strong Saskatchewan, the Ministry of Education’s 2020-21 Budget includes $45.4 million for preventative maintenance and renewal.

Since 2013-14, Saskatchewan Education’s Preventative Maintenance and Renewal program has provided approximately $281 million to school divisions and the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises to proactively address maintenance requirements as they arise.  These projects support the safety and well-being of our students and school staff, while also ensuring that Saskatchewan schools are built to last well into the future.

Overall, education capital investments will total $167.7 million for the 2020-21 fiscal year.