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The Vancouver School Board is asking the provincial government for 850 million dollars as part of its latest capital plan, to help make schools safer in the event of an earthquake.
In a presentation to city council, school board officials say more than half of its buildings are more than 50 years old, many of which are at a high risk for earthquake damage.
So they have submitted an 850-milliion dollar capital plan to the province, to upgrade or replace 30 schools over the next five years.
back agreed back in 2005 to seismically upgrade or replace schools by 2020.