CAMPBELLTON (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $7.8 million in the new K-8 school now under construction in Campbellton.

“We understand that education is a priority for New Brunswickers,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny. “Having the proper infrastructure in place is important as we work with our partners to implement our 10-year education plans.”

The school is being built on the site of the Apollo XI school. The new school will replace the Apollo XI, Mgr Melanson, and Versant-Nord schools. The total cost of the project is estimated at $22 million.

“This investment will ensure that our schools meet the needs of current and future students,” said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault. “We are continuing to invest in education so we can make New Brunswick the best place to raise a family.”

Arseneault spoke on behalf of Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser.

About $88 million will be invested in public schools in 2017-18.