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SD69 supports BCSTA recommendation on life cycle funding

It can take many years to replace a school

School District 69 (Qualicum) wants the provincial government to know their stance on life cycle funding for schools.

At the most recent school board meeting for SD69 on Tuesday, Feb. 23, trustees voted in favour to write a letter to the minister of education in support of the British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) and their recommendations to the provincial government to increase school life cycle funding.

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Chairperson Eve Flynn said with the current life cycle funding, it can take many years to replace a school. This would include extensions, and would cover the annual facilities grant.

“It should be noted that some of these funding envelopes have not increased since about 2002, that would be the annual facilities grant, so I think the inflationary factor in that could be quite high,” she said.

mandy.moraes@pqbnews.com

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