LOCAL MSP SAYS SNP MAKING SCHOOLS “FIT FOR THE FUTURE”
MSP Angela Constance for Almond Valley has hailed attainment improvements in refurbished or replaced schools as the Scottish Government opened the 100th School for the Future.
A total of 842 jobs have been supported by over £560 million of work awarded to small and medium enterprises working on projects as part of the £1.8 billion Schools for the Future programme. By summer 2020, 117 schools will be replaced or substantially refurbished through the programme.
Under the Scottish Government, the proportion of pupils educated in good or satisfactory condition schools has risen by nearly a third to 89.6%.
Commenting, Ms Constance said:
“The Scottish Government’s track record in investing in improving our school estate is second to none – benefitting pupils in Almond Valley and across the country.
“This milestone proves our commitment to giving children the best possible environment to learn in - but we’re not stopping there with even more new or refurbished schools set to open over the summer.
Almond Valley has benefitted from Scottish Government investment in schools with the new West Calder High and Pumpherston and Uphall Station Primary School. I will continue to work hard along with the Scottish Government to improve our school estate and ensure our young people remain top of the class.”
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