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More new student spaces coming soon to Coquitlam

Families in Coquitlam will see 300 more student spaces in their community, as part of the government’s plan to expand schools faster.

“With record population growth, our government continues to invest in our schools as more cities like Coquitlam welcome new students to their classrooms,” said Rachna Singh, Minister of Education and Child Care. “That is why we are taking action to find ways to build and open more classrooms faster.”

The addition will include 10 classrooms, corridors and lockers. The use of prefabricated materials means it will be built quickly. Students at Dr. Charles Best Secondary are benefiting from the existing prefabricated classroom addition that was built in February 2021. The new addition is just one of several new projects expected to be ready for students by fall 2025.

“As more families continue to make Coquitlam their home, it’s important we keep up with the growing demand on our schools,” said Rick Glumac, MLA for Port Moody-Coquitlam. “With this addition at Dr. Charles Best Secondary school, we are making progress on meeting enrolment growth in our district.”