Capital improvements underway

North Okanagan-Shuswap initiated changes to create classroom space while some capital projects are underway to improve schools

  • Sep. 13, 2017 2:00 p.m.

Construction has been a priority at North Okanagan-Shuswap schools.

The district has initiated changes to create classroom space while some capital projects are underway to improve schools.

“At Eagle River Secondary in Sicamous, the first year of a planned three-year geothermal and HVAC upgrade is taking place and should be completed by November,” said Nicole Bittante, secretary-treasurer.

“Over the summer, there were also a number of renovations at the school including new bleachers, laminate and paint in the gym. A new sound system was also installed. The change rooms received new lights and lockers. The front entrance to the school also were painted, with Eagle River Secondary’s logo put on.”

To continue to improve the district’s technology infrastructure, server closets were built at Armstrong Elementary and the Sullivan campus of Salmon Arm Secondary.

Roof replacements were completed at Silver Creek, Hillcrest, North Shuswap and Pleasant Valley Secondary schools.

The school district has also received capital funding for space requirements arising out of the restoration of the collective agreement language.

The district received $359,000, which included the purchase and installation of a portable at Enderby’s M.V. Beattie, converting computer labs to classrooms at Shuswap Middle School and Enderby’s A.L. Fortune and setting up and furnishing additional classrooms at Highland Park, Salmon Arm West, Carlin, Falkland and Parkview schools.

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