By Neil Corbett – Maple Ridge News
Ten years ago, Samuel Robertson Technical was born. The building was underweight, and is still waiting for a growth spurt
The school was built for $16.75 million, completed in 2005, and opening for 600 students in 2006. The provincial government of the day said a new addition would effectively double the size of the new technical high school, but that has never materialized.
That said, there have been as many as 12 portables on site, and registration has been at times, more than 1,000 students.
Mike Keenan was a first-time principal at SRT, with an opportunity few school administrators are ever given – to hire his own staff from scratch.
“It was a very exciting time. We had keen energetic teachers and support people, all coming into a new building,” remembers Keenan, who has since moved on to administer at Pitt Meadows secondary….read full article