Langley: The B.C. government has said students in Langley’s Willoughby area will soon benefit from a new elementary school.

The Province said the school will include a neighbourhood learning centre that will offer services such as child care to benefit families in the broader community.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Education and Child Care, funding for a new 555-seat elementary school in the northeastern Latimer neighbourhood has been approved. 

The Province is providing the Langley School District with as much as $51.8 million to build the new school, the press release said.

The project is in design, and construction is scheduled to start in spring 2024. The school is expected to be ready for students in fall 2025.

“I understand how important it is for parents to know that their kids are safe, comfortable and happy at a school close to home,” said Premier David Eby. 

“That’s why we’re building and upgrading schools in Langley and throughout the province. The new elementary school in Langley’s rapidly growing Willoughby area will soon bring students, families and staff together to learn, grow, make friends and build community for generations to come.”

Minister of Education and Child Care Rachna Singh said, “We know B.C. is rapidly growing and our government is committed to supporting families and the next generation of learners in Langley.” 

She said, “We are working with the Langley School District to expand schools and provide students with engaging, modern learning environments that are close to home.”

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