The Kamloops Thompson School District says the ministry of education has taken the first step in addressing this district’s desperate capital funding needs.
Board Chair Meghan Wade says it looks like the ministry will move on a significant expansion of the packed to the rafters Valleyview Secondary.
“We have just received a response back from the ministry of education asking for us, on our Valleyview project, to produce a project definition report. Which is in far more greater detail contextually and cost wise what this will look like. We have never been asked to do this before on any of our projects.”
Wade says the district has until November 30th to return to the ministry the project definition report on Valleyview Secondary.
This sets the stage for a possible funding committment from the province on the project early next year.
The district says Valleyview is currently 140% capacity with projections it will rise to 176% capacity in the next few years.
Valleyview is the number one capital ask on a list of four urgently needed capital projects for School District 73.