Students and dignitaries at R.E. Mountain Secondary celebrated the announcement of funding to expand local schools in Willoughby.

Students and dignitaries at R.E. Mountain Secondary celebrated the announcement of funding to expand local schools in Willoughby.

Willoughby schools get cash infusion

A new high school and more elementary spaces are funded.




The Willoughby area will get 1,700 new student spaces and land for a future elementary school, provincial and Langley school district officials announced Friday.

The $67.1 million project includes money for several projects.

• A new 1,500 seat secondary school for grades 9-12 to replace R.E. Mountain Secondary.

• Conversion of the existing R.E. Mountain buildings into a new middle school for grades 6-8.

• Expanding R.C. Garnett Elementary with 200 more student spaces.

The province contributed $46.8 million and the school district $20.3 million.

Also announced was the purchase of land for a future elementary school in northeast Latimer, for $7 million.

The R.C. Garnett expansion is scheduled to start construction this winter.

– More to come