MLA Report (15 March 2010)
Capital Spending Needed for Local Schools
Capital funding for education is perhaps the number one priority for this constituency. With the fastest-growing communities in the province, and most of the population growth coming from young families, we have schools bursting at the seams; Warman being in the greatest need for additional school space.
Unfortunately, Warman is joined by over a hundred other communities in the province that also require school capital projects. This logjam was created by paltry levels of funding by the previous NDP government for capital school projects.
Your Saskatchewan Party government has begun to deal with this massive infrastructure deficit by spending over $300 million on school capital projects since forming government in November 2007. It was so bad that we had to begin by paying for promised NDP projects that had been announced, but not fully funded, dating back to 2003.
Undoubtedly, there is much more to be done, and we will continue to work on that. The proposed Warman middle-years project continues to move up the priority list, from 9th in 2008 to 7th in 2009.
I have worked diligently to support this much needed project and Education Minister Ken Krawetz has indicated his support for getting this school built as soon as we possibly can. I will continue to advocate for the education capital needs in this constituency.
Past MLA Reports