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Coquitlam high school will get 300 more student spots next year

Twelve more classrooms in a pre-fabricated building are coming to a Coquitlam high school.

Today, May 10, Rachna Singh, B.C.’s minister of education and child care, said Dr. Charles Best Secondary will see 300 more student spaces by the fall of 2025.

The $18-million two-storey building is expected to go up at the back western side of the high school — next to the pre-fab structure that went up in February 2021 to serve 150 students.

“We know this is a functional space designed with our students and teachers in mind,” School District 43’s board of education chair Michael Thomas, a Port Coquitlam school trustee, said at the news conference inside the current pre-fab building at Best.

Thomas also told the Tri-City News that the additional room will also be used as flexible space as construction is underway for future seismic upgrades at the Como Lake Avenue school.