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New $150M funding for Olympic Village school

Apr 9, 2024 | Public | 0 comments

A new elementary school for the Olympic Village neighbourhood of Vancouver is taking a significant step forward with $150 million in funding.

“Our government is focused on building new and expanded schools in communities that are growing and facing enrolment pressures,” said Rachna Singh, minister of education and child care. “As communities in B.C. continue to grow, we’ll continue to invest in services that families need.”

The Olympic Village four-storey school will have capacity for 630 students and will include a neighbourhood learning centre that will have space for child care and a rooftop play area. The school is expected to be complete by fall 2029.

Additional funding was also announced for the Henry Hudson Elementary, currently under construction. The school is being expanded to include space for 145 more students with more than $15 million in additional funding. The six-classroom addition will bring the capacity of the school to 535 students. The school is still expected to be complete by 2025.

“These investments will support families in our community for years to come once these projects are complete,” said Brenda Bailey, MLA for Vancouver-False Creek. “They mean so much more than just classrooms and child care. They provide meaningful support to families, ensuring they can stay in the neighbourhood they’ve come to love, while maintaining our community’s wonderful diversity.”

Over the past six years, the province has invested $526 million in new, expanded and upgraded schools in the Vancouver School District, including the recently completed David Lloyd George Elementary and Bayview Community Elementary schools, and recent seismic updates completed at Edith Cavell Elementary and David Livingstone Elementary.

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