Seismic upgrades give Mountainside Secondary students safer place to learn

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Mar 31, 2023 – BC Government News

Students, staff and community members at Mountainside Secondary School are benefiting from the recent seismic upgrades to the school.

“Mountainside Secondary provides unique, individualized and innovative learning experiences for a uniquely diverse student population, many of whom have faced barriers to success within the traditional model of the school system,” said Bowinn Ma, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale. “Its value to our community is enormous and I’m proud of the investments our government has made to ensure a seismically safe learning environment for our youth.”

The Province provided $23.7 million for the Mountainside Secondary School upgrade project. Since 2017, government has invested $101.7 million to improve schools in North Vancouver, including $68.7 million for the recently completed seismic replacement and expansion at Handsworth Secondary, which increased the school’s capacity to 1,400 students. Now that work is complete at Mountainside Secondary, all students in the North Vancouver school district are learning in seismically safer schools.

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