Surrey: The provincial government has said two secondary schools in Surrey will be expanded to build space for more than 1,000 students.
In a press release, the province said Tamanawis Secondary will be expanded, making space for 575 more students in 23 new classrooms while at Guildford Park Secondary, the proposed expansion will add space for 450 students in 18 new classrooms.
According to the province, these expansions will include neighbourhood learning centres that could be used for child care and other local programs that benefit children, their families and the neighbouring communities.
“In the past two years, a record number of people moved to B.C. and many chose to make Surrey their home. We are committed to building new schools and expansions for families in fast-growing communities like Surrey, as we make up for years where the previous government was not opening new schools,” said Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care.
“Today, over 11,000 new student seats are built or underway, creating hundreds of new classrooms for kids with more funding on the way,” she added.