Provincial News Release
As part of Budget 2021: Protecting Manitobans, Advancing Manitoba, the Manitoba government is providing an additional $100 million for a total of over $260 million in kindergarten to Grade 12 school capital investments to advance school improvement projects and expedite the province’s commitment to build 20 news schools, Education Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. View full details of the government news release.
Included within the listed projects are a four-classroom addition for Mitchell Middle School, gym addition and renovation for Green Valley School, and a new K-4 school in Steinbach. View news release backgrounder of announced new projects and continuing projects.
The $100-million increase in education capital funding for 2021-22 allows for the continuation of these core building infrastructure improvements as well as:
- accelerating of the delivery of the 20 new school guarantee by up to five years as well as potentially constructing additional new schools beyond the 20 new school guarantee to address emerging enrolment growth;
- increasing replacements and upgrades to ventilation and electrical systems; and
- funding initiatives beyond core classroom areas such as updates to libraries, outdoor spaces, spaces for arts programming, athletic programming, vocational programming, life skills and community resources.