As part of the Rocky View Schools Infrastructure Maintenance and Renewal Spending, the Board of Trustees approved $2.8 million for the coming school year during a regular meeting on Thursday.

"Most of the funding, $1.2 million, is for an upgrade to the Career and Technology Studies area at Airdrie’s George McDougall High School to accommodate students as the need for new high schools in Airdrie continues to grow," stated a briefing note from RVS.

The remainder of the funding will be used to complete important maintenance and improvement projects at schools throughout the division, including painting, washroom fixtures, mechanical/controls upgrades and sanding and re-lining gymnasium floors.

Additionally, the Board approved the renewal of several expiring Locally Developed Courses (LDCs).

"LDCs are courses which are developed by other jurisdictions and include subjects such as American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf Culture, Leadership in the Arts, Military Studies and Competencies in Math. LDCs allow school authorities to be innovative and responsive at the local level and offer special interest courses they would not be able to provide otherwise."

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