Two schools in the Comox Valley are getting a funding boost from the province.

Over $1 million will be heading towards upgrade projects for Mark R. Isfeld Secondary and Cumberland Community School.

Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard is welcoming the funding from the province.

Leonard says students are going to see more green, efficient and safe learning spaces.

“The BC Liberals put education in the backseat for years, I’m proud that our government is now putting students first,” says Leonard. “Investing in safe and sustainable infrastructure is key to ensuring that students have a learning environment that works for them.”

The two schools will be receiving $1,410,000 in funding as part of the School Enhancement Program (SEP) which supports repair and maintenance projects that contribute to the function and lifespan of schools.

The money will help install a new boiler for Mark R. Isfeld and upgrade the current fire suppression system in Cumberland Community School.