Ministry of Education – News Release
SURREY – Our government is investing more than $44 million for two new elementary schools and two secondary school additions in Surrey, creating 1,660 additional student spaces for B.C.'s fastest-growing school district.
The Province and the Surrey school district (SD 36) signed project agreements to build new elementary schools in the Clayton and the South Newton areas, and classroom additions for Fraser Heights Secondary and École Panorama Ridge Secondary. Each of the four projects also includes new space to house Neighbourhood Learning Centres.
The new elementary school in the Clayton area is expected to cost $14 million and will have the capacity to accommodate 605 students in kindergarten to Grade 7. The new elementary school in South Newton is expected to cost $14.7 million will have space for 555 K-7 students. The addition for Fraser Heights Secondary will create space for 200 more students and is expected to cost $7 million, while the addition for Panorama Ridge Secondary will accommodate 300 more students at an expected cost of $8.4 million.
Over the coming months, the school district will work with community partners to determine the types of educational and community services to be offered through the new Neighbourhood Learning Centres.
Construction will begin in the summer of 2012 and will be completed for the start of the September 2013 school year. The projects are part of the $353-million capital plan announced by Premier Christy Clark in October 2011.
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