LANGLEY, B.C. – Construction has begun on Peter Ewart Middle School in Langley, B.C.
The school is undergoing a seismic upgrade and 11-classroom expansion which will add 275 more seats creating a total of 900 seats at the school.
Students will remain onsite with “minimal impact to student learning during construction” reads a Government of British Columbia release.
The province provided $37.8 million in funding and the Langley school district contributed an additional $1 million.
The province has funded more than $230 million to build, expand and improve schools in Langley, the release said, including seismic upgrades at Shortreed Community Elementary, Vanguard Secondary, Donna Gabriel Robins Elementary, an expansion at Langley Secondary School and the recently announced new Northeast Latimer Elementary.
Budget 2023 includes $3.4 billion for school capital projects over the next three years, including new and expanded schools, seismic upgrades and replacements, and land purchases for future schools, the release said.