The Near North District School Board is getting an over $6-million boost from the province and the feds combined, to improve air quality in classrooms. 

The board was approved for $6.2 million in joint federal and provincial infrastructure funding under the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure’s Education Related stream.

NNDSB’s application was for the evaluation of building systems, verification of performance, review and update of recommended maintenance measures for air handling systems.

The funding covers the purchase and installation of ventilation equipment for 15 schools and will optimize air quality in a variety of spaces, including classrooms, offices and gyms.