The Minister of Education and Child Care Rachna Singh shared exciting news during a recent visit to one of our elementary schools. The district will receive funding of $16.5 million from the province to add 275 new student spaces at Brighouse and Cook elementary school.Ìý
Recognizing the recent increase of young families living within the ¿Û¿Û´«Ã½, Samuel Brighouse Elementary School will receive 150 new seats and William Cook Elementary School will receive 125. Both schools are expected to welcome students in fall 2024.
"Through the provincial government's investment in school infrastructure, we are beginning to take the necessary steps to address the growing need for additional seating in ¿Û¿Û´«Ã½'s rapidly expanding city centre," said Debbie Tablotney, board chair, ¿Û¿Û´«Ã½. "This much-needed funding will contribute to the well-being and success of our students, while supporting our vision for a thriving educational community that supports all families."
With $16.5 million from the province, the two new additions will provide the ¿Û¿Û´«Ã½ with 11 additional classrooms featuring unique designs, providing students with bright and spacious learning areas, while offering the benefits of a school environment.â€¯