In the news: New Westminster school district looks to buy new land

June 27, 2018 (New Westminster Record) – It’s early days yet, but New Westminster might one day have a ninth elementary school if the school district can find suitable land for the project. On Tuesday, at the board of education’s final meeting of the school year, interim secretary-treasurer Teri Stoneman announced the district is in the beginning stages of a site acquisition process – part of the district’s updated five-year capital plan.

The land would be used for a new elementary school that, once built, would be a fifth feeder school to Fraser River Middle School, according to the district.

The New Westminster Record also noted that a 12-classroom addition to Queen Elizabeth elementary school in Queensborough is the top priority in the district’s updated five-year capital plan.  Read more here.