North Vancouver: The B.C. government has announced plans to construct a new elementary school in the Cloverley neighbourhood in North Vancouver. 

According to the Province, the government is providing as much as $61 million and the North Vancouver School District is contributing an additional $3 million to build the school. 

“The new school will have capacity for 585 students and will include a neighbourhood learning centre with services that benefit the broader community, such as child care. Construction is expected to start in fall 2024, and the school will be ready for students in time for the 2026-27 school year,” the Province said in a press release. 

The Province said approximately $166 million has been invested to improve schools in North Vancouver. 

Other capital projects include seismic upgrades at Mountainside Secondary, seismic replacement and expansion at Handsworth Secondary, and a 145-seat expansion at Lynn Valley Elementary, the Province said. 

“More people than ever are choosing to make British Columbia their home, and that’s why we continue to make historic investments in schools,” said Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care. 

“We’re giving families peace of mind that they can send their kids to a safe, modern school that is close to home,” she added.

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