Trusted Leadership Delivers $79.2 Million New School
BURNABY--Today, the Burnaby Citizens Association School Trustee team stood with Education Minister Rob Fleming as he announced our new Burnaby North High School.
"This new secondary school is the result of our trusted leadership at the district level and strong partnerships with the City, parents, staff and Victoria," said Gary Wong, Burnaby Citizens Association School Trustee Chair. "The previous government repeatedly announced a new Burnaby North Secondary School but failed to deliver so much as a shovel in the ground."
"Our new Government and our experienced leadership as School Trustees has resulted in not only a new high school, as the preferred option for a seismic upgrade, it has also ensured our proposal meets our community needs with a new Neighbourhood Learning Centre containing both Daycare and Adult Learning Centre components," said Jen Mezei, Burnaby Citizens Association Trustee Candidate. "Without the District having built a solid business case for both replacement as the preferred option and the addition of components that meet our community's need, this project could have been a simple but more expensive renovation of the existing building."
The announcement includes a commitment that the $79.2 million new secondary school will be built before current Burnaby North students have graduated.
The neighbourhood learning centre will include childcare, adult education and language development programs. The new secondary school will be built to LEED Gold standards that increase energy efficiency and will be a safe high school that does not put students, staff and the community at risk of serious injury or death from even minor earthquakes like the current facility. The new facility will bring countless benefits to the community including expanded choices.
The Burnaby Citizens Association Trustee Candidates are:
Jen Yang MEZEI