Langley schools to benefit from provincial funding

Six local schools will receive lighting upgrades to increase efficiency

Schools throughout the province are going to be revamped, updated and upgraded, including six in Langley, thanks to more than $35 million in provincial funding, Education Minister Mike Bernier announced on Nov. 12.

Announced in August as a $20-million program, it was expanded with an extra $15.3 million after districts brought forward a large number of projects through which the life of the school could be extended.

In total, 109 projects will be completed. In Langley, $126,350 will be spent on upgrading lighting to increase efficiency. These improvements will take place at Betty Gilbert Middle School, HD Stafford Middle School, D.W. Poppy  Secondary School, Brookswood Secondary and R.E. Mountain Secondary.

Langley Fine Arts elementary and secondary school in Fort Langley received $149,500 to improve its lighting efficiency.

The projects are expected to begin this year and finish by spring 2016.