KELOWNA – School District 23 has received $50,000 in the final phase of funding for the repair, improvement and replacement of the playground at Ellison Elementary.

Why this matters:

  • An additional $3.3 million in playground funding is being provided for 80 schools across all 60 school districts.
  • This is the final phase of an $8 million playground funding commitment made by Premier Christy Clark and Education Minister George Abbott last September for elementary and middle schools in British Columbia. It brings the total number of schools benefiting from the two-year playground funding program to 227 across the province.

Additional information:

  • For the first phase of the program, the B.C. government provided more than $2 million to 23 school districts for new playground equipment at 41 priority middle and elementary schools without playgrounds.
  • Under the second phase, 106 Parent Advisory Councils in 34 school districts are being reimbursed over $2.4 million for the purchase of new playground equipment.

Learn More:

BC’s Education Plan: http://www.bcedplan.ca/

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Media contact: Maclean Kay, B.C. Government Caucus Communications: 250-952-0778