SD 62 hosting future growth forum Tuesday

The Sooke School District is hosting a public forum Tuesday on the implications of population growth across the West Shore and Sooke over the next 15 years.

The district is expecting a 55 per cent increase in students by 2026, growth that demands the equivalent of building a 325-student school every year for the next 15 years.

The public will get a taste of data compiled by Matrix Planning Associates, which has projected residential growth rates on the West Shore and Sooke.

As well, the board of education will be in attendance to gather input from the parents, students and municipalities regarding what they would the school district to look like in the future.

There will also be breakout sessions attendees to discuss future areas of pressure and building needs for the school district.

The meeting is at Belmont secondary, north gym, Tuesday May 17, at 7 p.m.




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