$353-million school capital plan announced. Students to Benefit.
Students will benefit from new or expanded schools, as the Province rolls out a $353-million school capital plan.
Projects approved for funding include:
Six new elementary schools.
• One new middle school.
• Two new secondary schools.
• Four school additions.
• Six school site purchases - four of which are for future schools.
The new capital plan focuses on high-priority projects. Surrey (SD 36) - has been approved for eight new projects, including two new elementary schools, two secondary school additions, and the purchase of land for four future schools to accommodate projected growth.
"The Surrey school district is the fastest-growing district in the province, and there is no doubt that these eight new projects will help alleviate some of the pressures they've been facing," said Finance Minister and MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale Kevin Falcon.
Premier Clark made the announcement at Hazelgrove Elementary school in Surrey today. Meanwhile, across the Georgia Strait on Vancouver Island, students in the Sooke school district (SD 62) celebrated the news with Education Minister George Abbott as they learned that they would be getting not one, but two new secondary schools.
"We're investing in our children's education by making sure they have the right environment to support their learning," said Abbott.