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Provincial funding to improve Hornby Island Elementary School playground

The Ministry of Education is allocating $50,000 to improve the Hornby Island Elementary School playground.

An additional $3.3 million is being provided for 80 schools across all 60 school districts for the repair, improvement and replacement of playgrounds, Education Minister George Abbott announced Thursday.

This is the final phase of an $8-million playground funding commitment made by Premier Christy Clark and Abbott last September, bringing the total number of schools benefiting from the two-year program to 227 provincewide.

For the first phase of the program, the B.C. government provided more than $2 million to 23 school districts for new playground equipment at 41 schools without playgrounds.

Under the second phase, 106 parent advisory councils in 34 school districts were reimbursed over $2.4 million for the purchase of new playground equipment.

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