At the Burke Mountain Community Schools Information Meeting last night, School District #43 announced that the land has been secured for five new schools at Burke Mountain in partnership with Wesbild, the City of Coquitlam, and the Government of British Columbia.
It was also announced that Wesbild has donated $5 million to fund a synthetic field at the future Middle School and High School site, as well as 6 acres of land to the School District for the future Elementary School site (Marigold) on the far east side of future development.
Wesbild remains committed to working with the School District, City and Province to ensure that new schools remain a top priority for the Burke Mountain area.
Click the link below to read the full news release from School District #43.
In helping to expedite the new school process, School District #43 is hosting a Community Neighbourhood Learning Centre consultation and Open House for the Smiling Creek Neighbourhood on June 24 at 6pm at Leigh Elementary in the Gymnasium. This meeting will share feedback received to date on the Neighbourhood Learning Centre, and invite further feedback.
In addition, the open house will include a progress update on the Smiling Creek Elementary School design.