Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, announced up to $26.2 million for a seismic upgrade to Lake Trail Middle School. The announcement was made on the grounds of the school 22 May by Minister Fleming with remarks shared by Janice Caton, Board Chair and Donna Graves, District Parent Advisory Council Chair.
The project will also include a partial replacement and is expected to start in March 2019 with a completion date in summer 2021.
“The board of education is pleased that the Ministry of Education is honouring its commitment in ensuring that our schools are a safe place for our children to learn by providing the funding to seismically update Lake Trail,” said Janice Caton, chair, Comox Valley Board of Education. “As a growing school district, Lake Trail is a neighbourhood school that serves a diverse community, and this seismic update will provide a safe, modern learning environment for our students, and also support the district's long-range facilities plan as we continue to grow.”