Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Funding supports installation of school ventilation systems
Near North District School Board (NNDSB) has applied and been approved for $6.2 million in joint federal and provincial infrastructure funding to improve air quality in classrooms. The funding, under the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream: Education Related (CVRIS), is part of a larger project that provides upgrades to public infrastructure.
NNDSB’s application was for the evaluation of building systems, verification of performance, review and update of recommended maintenance measures for air handling systems. The funding covers the purchase and installation of ventilation equipment for 15 schools and will optimize air quality in a variety of spaces, including classrooms, offices and gyms.
The funding was announced earlier by the Province of Ontario, but the local announcement was made this morning by MPP Vic Fedeli and MP Anthony Rota, with participation from NNDSB Chair Jay Aspin.
“As Chair of the Board of Trustees, I express my gratitude to the provincial and federal governments for their support of NNDSB in our goal of providing education while keeping student and staff safety and well-being top of mind in these challenging times,” said Chair Aspin.
“Supporting air-quality and other infrastructure projects in Nipissing schools helps to protect our communities, making them stronger, healthier and safer today, and for years to come,” said MPP Fedeli. “These are extremely important investments that will upgrade our schools’ infrastructure and systems – all part of the Covid-19 response,” added MPP Fedeli.
For more information, please contact:
Near North District School Board
P. (705) 472-8170, extension 5010