REVELSTOKE - More than 200 students will start the 2012-13 school year at Begbie View Elementary.
This new, $15.4-million school is almost complete and will be ready for building inspection by the end of August. The new facility will accommodate up to 80 kindergarten and 250 elementary school students.
Begbie View Elementary will include an on-site Neighbourhood Learning Centre (NLC) to serve the local community. At the NLC, families will be able to access four child-care centres, as well as early-learning, literacy, and health services. The NLC will also feature a 200-square-metre gymnastics facility that will be open to the public.
Located on the previous site of Revelstoke Secondary school, Begbie View Elementary replaces Mountain View Elementary and Mount Begbie Elementary in the Revelstoke school district (SD 19). Construction of the new school started in August 2010, and it is on time and on budget.
The school is built to the latest Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold or equivalent environmental standards.
Construction photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos/sets/72157630959592146/
- The Ministry of Education supported the consolidation of Mountain View Elementary and Mount Begbie Elementary into one new elementary school in the 2005-06 Capital Plan.
- Since 2001, the B.C government has committed $55.3 million for capital projects in SD 19, including the consolidation and replacement of two elementary schools, as well as the replacement of Revelstoke Secondary school.
- Since 2001, government has spent more than $2.1 billion to complete 93 new and replacement schools, 150 additions, 27 renovations and 22 site acquisitions.
- The government is currently working to upgrade, replace and build a total of sixty schools across B.C. over the next four years. The total cost of these projects is approximately $1.5 billion.
Revelstoke school district: http://www.sd19.bc.ca/Home%20Page
BC's Education Plan: http://www.bcedplan.ca/
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