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New school, child care spaces coming for Willoughby families

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Education

New school, child care spaces coming for Willoughby families

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Ministry of Education
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 356-5963
Joanne Abshire
Communications Manager
Langley School District
604 363-1671
Media Contacts
Ministry of Education
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 356-5963
Joanne Abshire
Communications Manager
Langley School District
604 363-1671

Backgrounders

Facts about school projects, funding
  • Along with this new school, a new 1,700-seat secondary school in Willoughby will open in September 2019, and an eight-classroom addition was completed in Spring 2018 at R.C. Garnett Elementary.
  • These projects add about 2,450 new seats to the district, the equivalent of 98 portables.
  • Since September 2017, the Province has approved more than $1.2 billion in school capital investments, including new schools, expansions, seismic upgrades and land purchases for future schools.
  • This includes $51 million in Langley for the following projects:
    • $9.6 million school site purchase in southwest Yorkson (Willoughby) neighbourhood
    • $9.6 million school site purchase in northeast Latimer neighbourhood
    • $32.2 million elementary school on southwest Yorkson (Willoughby) property, including three classrooms providing child care spaces
  • The Langley School District has also been supported to move forward with planning on another new elementary school in the North East Latimer neighbourhood of Willoughby.
  • Seismic upgrades are underway on Langley Secondary school.

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