Education and Early Childhood Development
$3.4 million invested to complete upgrades at Polyvalente Thomas-Albert07 September 2016
GRAND FALLS (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $3.4 million to complete repairs to Polyvalente Thomas-Albert in Grand Falls.
“We are investing more in education than ever before in New Brunswick’s history,” said Premier Brian Gallant. “By getting these renovations at Polyvalente Thomas-Albert done, we are helping our students succeed.”
This is the final phase of a multi-year project that began in 2013-14. Repairs include:
- upgrades of laboratories;
- replacing chalk boards with white boards;
- replacing interior and exterior doors;
- painting; and
- repairing damaged asphalt.
The project is expected to contribute about $5.4 million to New Brunswick’s GDP and create 75 jobs.
Previous construction phases included replacing the gym floor, new washrooms, new drainage systems and plumbing upgrades. The total cost of the multi-year project is $8.3 million.
Polyvalente Thomas-Albert was commissioned in 1969 and has a student population of about 580.