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Sep 01
​B.C. gov't commits funding to K.B. Woodward Elementary addition & two seismic upgrades

The Ministry of Education has approved $39.8 million in funding for a new addition at K.B. Woodward Elementary and seismic upgrades to Prince Charles Elementary and Queen Elizabeth Secondary.

The 240-seat addition at K.B. Woodward will see eight new classrooms and two renovated classrooms, expected to be ready for students in January 2023. The seismic upgrades at Prince Charles and Queen Elizabeth are both scheduled for completion in 2022.

"This announcement is welcome news for our students, staff and larger school community," said Laurie Larsen, Chair of the Surrey Board of Education. "The classroom addition at K.B. Woodward Elementary and seismic upgrades to Prince Charles Elementary and Queen Elizabeth Secondary will allow our district to continue meeting our growing community's needs in a safe and sustainable manner."

This latest investment by the provincial government brings the running total up to $403 million since September 2017 for 25 school capital projects in the Surrey School District. These projects include six seismic upgrades at schools, 14 new schools or additions, and land acquisitions for four future schools. This funding will result in 4,120 seismically safe seats and create nearly 8,900 new student seats in Surrey between 2018 and 2023.

The following school expansion projects are underway in the Surrey School District:

  • Coyote Creek Elementary (100-seat addition, complete November 2020)
  • Frost Road Elementary (150-seat addition, complete September 2020)
  • Sullivan Elementary (200-seat addition, complete January 2021)
  • Maddaugh Elementary (605-seat new school, complete February 2021)
  • Edgewood Elementary (655-seat new school, complete January 2021)
  • Douglas Elementary (605-seat school, complete November 2020)
  • Grandview Heights Secondary (1,500-seat new school, complete September 2021)
  • Sullivan Heights Secondary (700-seat addition, complete November 2021)
  • Regent Road Elementary (655-seat new school, complete September 2022)
  • Sunnyside Elementary (250-seat addition, complete Fall 2022)
  • White Rock Elementary (195-seat addition, complete Fall 2022)
  • Morgan Elementary (190-seat addition, complete January 2023)
  • K.B. Woodward Elementary (240-seat expansion, complete January 2023)
  • Sunnyside-area elementary (655-seat new school, complete September 2023)

Check HERE for ongoing updates on Surrey Schools construction projects.

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