We’re going to need a bigger school.
That’s the conclusion Abbotsford school district administrators have come to while planning for a new elementary school.
They had originally planned to ask the province for roughly $14 million to build a one-storey Eagle Mountain Elementary for 455 kindergarten to Grade 5 students. Now, the district wants to build a two-storey, $20 million school for 580 students.
The district already submitted a draft project definition report to the province for the smaller school in December, but at subsequent planning meetings the proposed enrolment was increased.
A revised plan will be submitted to the provincial government and will await approval before the project can go forward.