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Langford families can look forward to new schools

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Office of the Premier

Langford families can look forward to new schools

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Jen Holmwood
Deputy Communications Director,
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881
Ministry of Education
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 356-5963
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Media Contacts
Jen Holmwood
Deputy Communications Director,
Press Secretary
Office of the Premier
250 818-4881
Ministry of Education
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 356-5963

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Supporting students, investing in B.C. schools

The Government of British Columbia is working to add new student seats in some of the province’s fast-growing communities, giving students better places to go to school.

New schools announced since September 2017:

  • Edgewood Drive Elementary (Surrey) - $33.3 million, 655 new seats
  • Lake Country Middle (Lake Country) - $40.4 million, 600 new seats
  • Douglas-Area Elementary (Surrey) - $33.1 million, 605 new seats
  • Northeast Elementary (Fort St. John) - $31.4 million, 505 new seats
  • South Side Elementary-Middle (Chilliwack) - $53.6 million, 930 new seats
  • Eagle Mountain Elementary (Abbotsford) - $27.2 million, 460 new seats
  • Sheffield Elementary (Coquitlam) - $52.3 million, 430 new seats
  • South West Yorkson Elementary (Langley) - $32.2 million, 555 new seats
  • West Langford Elementary (Langford) - $23.5 million, 500 new seats
  • West Langford Middle (Langford) - $66.1 million, 700 new seats

Additions announced since September 2017:

  • Pacific Heights Elementary (Surrey) - $10.5 million, 300 new seats
  • Royal Bay Secondary (Colwood) - $29.9 million, 600 new seats
  • Frost Road Elementary (Surrey) - $5.6 million, 150 new seats
  • Coyote Creek Elementary (Surrey) - $4.9 million, 100 new seats
  • Sullivan Heights Secondary (Surrey) - $40 million, 700 new seats
  • Valleyview Secondary (Kamloops) - $36.2 million, 525 new seats
  • Panorama Heights Elementary (Coquitlam) - $6.2 million, 90 new seats
  • Charles Best Secondary (Coquitlam) - $8.4 million, 150 new seats
  • Westwood Elementary (Coquitlam) - $5.7 million, 150 new seats
  • BX Elementary (Vernon) - $11.5 million, 240 new seats

Land purchases for future schools announced since September 2017:

  • West Langford - $24.9 million
  • Sunnyside (Surrey) - $34.9 million
  • Skirt Mountain (Langford) - $6.6 million
  • South West Yorkson (Langley) - $9.3 million
  • North Chilliwack - $10 million
  • Latimer (Langley) - $9.6 million
  • North Langford - $18.9 million

The Province has made record investments in B.C. schools to create new student spaces, improve seismic safety, and give students the quality educational experience they deserve.

Since September 2017, the Province has:

  • approved over $1.3 billion in school capital projects, including:
    • 9,425 new student seats at new and expanded schools.
    • seismic upgrades or replacements at 33 schools, creating a total of 20,166 safer seats for students.
    • seven site purchases to secure land for new schools.
  • funded 17 school-based neighbourhood learning centres that will bring an estimated 1,043 new child care spaces to communities throughout B.C.
  • created the new Playground Equipment Program, an annual $5-million fund to build accessible playgrounds at B.C. schools.
    • approved 101 new playgrounds, benefiting more than 25,000 students. 

 

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