West Lothian Council approves £16m secondary school investment plans
West Lothian Council will invest over £16 million on planned improvements within local schools over the next seven years.
This is in addition to the significant investment in the creation of new schools and Early Learning Centres. The funding is part of the council’s overall capital programme of investment, which was unanimously agreed by the council last month.
The planned improvement works include a large number of individual projects across West Lothian schools. West Lothian has 65 number of primary schools and 11 number of secondary schools.
Over £2.1m will be invested within secondary schools to undertake a variety of upgrade and replacement projects including:
- Air conditioning upgrades
- External lighting upgrades
- Mechanical and electrical services upgrades
- Electrical and heating upgrades at Linlithgow Academy
Executive councillor for Education, David Dodds, said: “In addition to the investment that goes into the creation of new schools and significant projects, such as extensions, an enormous amount of funding and officer time goes into maintaining high standards within our school estate throughout upgrades and maintenance.
“Our school estate is one of the best in the country and that doesn’t happen without a programme of continual improvement. It’s vitally important that our young people have the best standard of schools and that’s why we invest so much in the fabric of our school buildings.”