“Probably one of the biggest frustration points in the city of New Westminster right now is our aging high school.”
The words of Mayor Jonathan Cote, talking about the frustration parents are feeling as they demand the aging New Westminster High School finally be replaced.
They plan a rally this Sunday to reinforce their demand the Provincial government take action now.
Cote says frustrations have boiled over, after a decade-long wait to replace the school.
“It is an outdated building that has been slated for replacement for over 15 years. The condition of that building, to me, definitely warrants it being a top priority in terms of a school project in our community. There is great education that still happens at the high school and great teachers, but ultimately when we are actually talking about physical facilities, it has got to be one of the worst in the province of British Columbia.”
Education Minister Mike Bernier has written the School Board to say he is hoping the province will make a decision on this soon.
You can read the exchange HERE
Parents will hold a rally at the school this Sunday at noon you can find more information on their Facebook page HERE