Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District receives green light for Harry Hooge Elementary addition and Pitt Meadows Secondary replacement project

March 10, 2023 12:35 PM

Maple Ridge, BC – The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Education and Child Care has approved two of its 2023/24 Major Capital Plan submissions. The district’s submission for an addition to Harry Hooge Elementary School and the seismic replacement of Pitt Meadows Secondary School (PMSS) have both been identified as supported projects, allowing the district to move forward with the development of business cases.

“We are grateful for the support of our community. This approval is the result of a great deal of work and advocacy. We are proud of the effort and dedication of our team and are pleased that the PMSS replacement project is also supported through the advocacy of minister Lisa Beare and MLA Bob D’Eith,” said Elaine Yamamoto, board chairperson of the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District.

Work on the revised business case for Pitt Meadows Secondary will begin immediately with the hope that a new secondary school is announced within the next 12 months. The school district will continue to advocate for the other items identified in its Strategic Facilities Plan and 2023/24 Major Capital submission.

“The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District thanks the Ministry of Education and Child Care for its support and looks forward to working collaboratively with the ministry, Katzie First Nation, and the City of Pitt Meadows to ensure the Pitt Meadows Secondary seismic replacement moves forward for the benefit of all students, staff, and community,” added Yamamoto. “We invite the community to join us in celebrating this exciting news and look forward to providing updates on the progress of these projects.”

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