[Sent August 15, 2019]

President Higginson to Minister Fleming and Minister Heyman:

“Support in the way of funding for new school construction and the retrofitting of current buildings, as well as operation guidelines, will do much to aid districts in meeting the goals outlined in CleanBC’s report. The full report indicates that changes must be made in short order if we are to achieve the targets set by CleanBC, which specifically mentions public education buildings are to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030. As stated in the accompanying rationale, ‘Receiving targeted capital revenue that reflects the cost of reducing emissions for new and retrofit builds, along with operational guidelines, allows BC school districts to uphold the required CleanBC mandated standards.'”