SURREY – The provincial government has announced $9.6 million in additional funding for the long-awaited expansion of a Surrey elementary school.
Premier John Horgan and Education Minister Rob Fleming made the announcement Thursday at Sullivan Heights Elementary in southeastern Surrey.
The funds are in addition to a $1.5-million contribution from the Surrey School District and $3.9 million that was pledged by the previous Liberal government in 2016 but not spent because construction did not begin.
He explains work on the entire $15-million addition is now underway and is expected to be completed by September 2020.
The expansion will include a larger gym and library, as well as eight more classrooms to replace existing portables.
Horgan says his government has committed $1 billion to education since being sworn in and has made education a cornerstone.
According to the province, the B.C. government has approved more than $220-million in investments in Surrey schools for things like expansions, seismic upgrades, and land purchases.