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First middle school for Southeast Kelowna gets green light

Provincial funding for Southeast Kelowna's first middle school has been approved.
March 31, 2017 - 3:30 PM

KELOWNA - A new, three-storey junior middle school has been approved for Southeast Kelowna.

The Central Okanagan School District has partnered with the provincial government to fund the new $36.1 million Okanagan Mission Junior Middle School.

“This is good news for the district and for Okanagan Mission families,” Central Okanagan Board of Education Chairperson Moyra Baxter said in a press release. “The new school will support the School District moving towards a consistent grade configuration throughout the District.”

The new school will house 750 students from grades six to eight, and will be the first middle school in Southeast Kelowna, located at 1211 Frost Rd.

According to a press release, the school will be built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold standards. This means the building will be recognized for being a certified environmentally friendly, or green building.

The Province will be providing $35.1 million of the funding, while the Central Okanagan School District will be funding the remaining $1 million.

Additionally, the new school will be built under B.C.’s Apprentices on Public Projects Policy which ensures more students get connected with skills-training and trade opportunities.

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