South Delta secondary gets $10 million seismic upgrade
South Delta Secondary School is getting a $10.1-million seismic upgrade, the ministry of education announced this week.
During construction, the district is taking the opportunity to improve the school's science wing with work beginning this summer and an anticipated completion date of fall 2014.
"This major renewal for South Delta Secondary is possible due to the co-operation and hard work of government and the district," stated board chair Laura Dixon in a press release on Tuesday. "I want to thank all of those who have helped make this project a reality."
This project is part of the province's Seismic Mitigation Program, which has spent more than $840 million to make schools in 37 school districts across the province safe in the event of an earthquake. Four elementary and two secondary schools in the Delta school district have already been upgraded for seismic safety.
"We are committed to the safety of students throughout the province, and this upgrade to South Delta Secondary is part of the most comprehensive school seismic upgrading program ever undertaken," said education minister Don McRae.
South Delta Secondary was built in 1973 and has close to 1,350 students in Grades 8 to 12. The school is the only public high school in Tsawwassen and one of two in the school district to offer French Immersion.
The school also features a hockey academy, soccer academy, film acting academy, film production academy and culinary arts program.