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Board approves $3 million to fix up its schools

Funding approved by trustees will go mostly to partial roof replacements
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The Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (H-SCDSB) office. Darren Taylor/SooToday

St. Mary’s French Immersion Catholic School will receive the lion’s share of funding for school condition improvements approved by the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (H-SCDSB) at its meeting Wednesday evening.

$850,000 will pay for the school’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system as well as plumbing projects and lighting replacement. 

The Huron-Superior board has $3.1 million at its disposal for capital spending, along with a further $750,000 for ‘general school requests and major maintenance.’

St. Basil Catholic School will receive $600,000 for a partial roof replacement, as well as $25,000 for a new alarm system.

$400,000 will be spent on a partial roof replacement for St. Paul Catholic School, while St. Francis French Immersion gets $250,000 for a partial roof replacement and accessibility improvements.

In the surrounding Algoma district, Our Lady of Lourdes French Immersion School in Elliot Lake will receive $550,000 for a partial roof replacement, while Sacred Heart Catholic School in Espanola has been given $100,000 for new furniture. 

Darren Taylor

About the Author: Darren Taylor

Darren Taylor is a news reporter and photographer in Sault Ste Marie. He regularly covers community events, political announcements and numerous board meetings. With a background in broadcast journalism, Darren has worked in the media since 1996.
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