Grant aids CSS ‘learning centre’

The new Chilliwack secondary school has received another surge of funding.

  • Feb. 3, 2011 5:00 a.m.

The new Chilliwack secondary school has received another surge of funding.

The School Community Connections program, managed by the Union of BC Municipalities and BC School Trustees Association, has approved a $29,700 grant for the new school.

The funds are intended for the neighbourhood learning centre portion, which will make up 15 per cent of the new school, once it’s reconstructed.

The neighbourhood learning centre will include things like an aboriginal centre, a teaching kitchen, community training space, and distance education learning space. It will partner with community groups like Chilliwack Community Services, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, RCMP and Fraser Health.

Construction on the school – to be built on the existing CSS property – is set to start this spring with the new school opening in 2012.