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Have your say on the Queen Elizabeth Elementary School expansion

Get an early look at plans and offer feedback at a meeting on Monday, June 27.
Queen Elizabeth Elementary School
There's hope on the horizon for the end of portables at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School, as plans for a 325-student expansion move forward. A public consultation session is set for Monday, June 27.

Families and community members are invited to have their say on the upcoming Queen Elizabeth Elementary School expansion next week.

School District 40 is hosting a drop-in public information session in the school gym (921 Salter St.) on Monday, June 27 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. 

It’s been a year since the B.C. government announced $20.1 million in funding for a 13-classroom, 325-student expansion at the overcrowded Queensborough school.

At the June 7 school board operations committee meeting, the district’s director of facilities admitted progress on plans for the addition has been slower than hoped.

“We’ve been struggling a little bit with the site,” Dave Crowe told trustees.

Crowe said the challenges weren’t unexpected, considering the complexities of the Fraser River floodplain area. Building in the island neighbourhood affects how the school is built and how utilities are handled on the site, he pointed out.

The coming information session will give people a chance to talk to district staff and project architects from KMBR to ask questions and provide feedback. That public feedback will be used to help shape the final design plans for the school expansion.

The expansion is projected to be completed in 2024.

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