DALHOUSIE (GNB) – The provincial government is investing about $355,000 in upgrades at three schools in the Restigouche region: Académie Notre-Dame, Aux quatre vents school and Sugarloaf Senior High School.

“Your government understands that we have to make strategic investments in our school infrastructure,” said Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage. “Upgrades to these three schools will be completed so that the learning environment is at its best for our students.”

LePage spoke on behalf of Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny.

The 2018-19 capital budget includes investments of $105.8 million in schools. Of this, $18.35 million will be capital improvement funds to help provide students a better chance to learn and be at their best.

The government’s 10-year education plans aim to improve educational outcomes and better prepare young people for the future. They set objectives in priority areas to create lifelong learners, support educational leaders and bring stability to the system.

Since 2015, nearly $300 million has been invested to create safer schools and better learning environments across the province and to build new schools in regions where they are needed.