New elementary college to be inbuilt Surrey, schooling minister says


VANCOUVER —
In an effort to get extra children out of portables in B.C.’s fastest-growing municipality, the province is investing $57 million to create extra classroom house in Surrey.

Training Minister Rob Fleming introduced Thursday a brand new college might be constructed within the Sunnyside Heights neighbourhood.

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Additions have additionally been permitted at White Rock and Morgan elementary faculties.

With a $44-million price ticket, the brand new college can have a capability of 655 college students. It will likely be constructed at 20th Avenue and 165A Avenue, with a $5-million contribution from the native college district.

The land was bought final 12 months.

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College students ought to have the ability to enrol for the beginning of the 2023-24 college 12 months, the ministry estimates.

The additions will add 195 seats at White Rock, and 190 seats at Morgan.

Altogether, it is a rise of 1,040 classroom areas.

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The ministry hopes the additions will imply the 5 portables at Morgan could be eliminated, and the quantity at White Rock Elementary might be lowered.

Building on each tasks will start in 2021, with lecture rooms anticipated to be prepared the subsequent 12 months.

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