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Parent councils to be reimbursed

Fourteen Surrey parent advisory councils (PACs) are among 102 elementary and middle school groups to get reimbursed for money they recently invested in playground equipment.

The Ministry of Education said the funding totals nearly $2.4 million, with individual PAC reimbursements ranging from $3,356 to $50,000.

PACs that are to receive funds back are those at East Kensington ($17,169), Laronde ($46,557), South Meridian ($7,253), Bear Creek Elementary ($22,508), Cloverdale Traditional ($24,283), Coyote Creek Elementary ($20,373), Don Christian Elementary ($43,820), J.T. Brown Elementary ($33,260), James Ardiel Elementary ($14,888), Panorama Park Elementary ($9,016), Prince Charles Elementary ($26,489), Simon Cunningham Elementary ($38,951), T.E. Scott Elementary ($18,290) and Woodward Hill Elementary ($24,168).

The first round of funding supported 40 new playgrounds for elementary and middle schools that were identified as not having a playground, but wanting one, for a total of $2 million.

Adventure-style playground equipment purchased between Jan. 1 and Sept. 2, 2011 using PAC-raised funds was eligible for reimbursement under the latest announcement.

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