Millions poured into projects as province aims to make Manitoba schools more accessible

The province is committing $28.3 million to projects aimed at making schools throughout Manitoba more accessible.

This is a joint partnership with Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Education and Manitoba Consumer Protection and Government Services. A total of 35 schools in 16 school districts will be eligible.

“Education for all is an essential part of strong and vibrant communities,” said Consumer Protection and Government Services Minister James Teithma.

In Thursday’s announcement, the state said the barrier-breaking project would include:

  • Addition of elevators and other upgrades to improve access to all floors of the school building
  • Elevator installation
  • Building accessible bathrooms
  • Construction of entrance ramp

“These projects have made our facilities more inviting and accessible to our students, parents and staff,” said Floyd Martens, Mountain View Schools Division Director. “Additions to enhance the learning environment for students are welcome.”

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