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Future Projects / Pending Approval

Priority order of projects as listed on our Five-Year Capital Plan.

While we work closely with the Ministry of Education, and they are aware of our priorities on our Capital Plan, the following projects are awaiting funding approval before proceeding to design and construction. Once funded, the projects move to the Current Projects page. These priorities include the need for additions, new schools, site acquisitions, school replacements and seismic mitigations.

Once a year, the board adopts a Five-Year Capital Plan. We created the list below as an ongoing, live document of our projects and planning, however, there may be subtle differences between the annual Capital Plan and the the Future Capital Projects / Pending Approval list below. Any differences in priorities are the result of emergent needs, likely the result of our rapid growth.

When a project receives funding approval from the Ministry of Education, it moves to the Current Projects page and is added to the Current Projects Progress Chart.

Future Capital Projects / Pending Approval List


  1. Mcleod Road Traditional
  2. Old Yale Road Elementary
  3. Lena Shaw Elementary
  4. Fraser Heights Secondary
  5. North Surrey Secondary
  6. Hjorth Road Elementary
  7. Peace Arch Elementary
  8. Latimer Road Elementary
  9. Martha Currie Elementary
  10. Frank Hurt Secondary
  11. Panorama Ridge Secondary
  12. Kwantlen Park Secondary
  13. Semiahmoo Secondary

New Schools

  1. East Newton Secondary
  2. Anniedale / Tynehead West Elementary
  3. Clayton Elementary
  4. William Watson Elementary
  5. Darts Hill Elementary
  6. Redwood Heights Area Elementary
  7. Grandview Heights Elementary
  8. South Port Kells Area Secondary
  9. Pacific/Sunnyside Heights Area
  10. Abbey Ridge Area Elementary

Site Acquisitions

  1. Anniedale / Tynehead West Elementary
  2. Clayton Elementary
  3. Grandview Heights Elementary
  4. 2nd Grandview Secondary
  5. South Port Kells Area Secondary
  6. Fleetwood Area Elementary
  7. Pacific / Sunnyside Heights Elementary
  8. Abbey Ridge Area Elementary

School Replacements

  1. Mountainview Montessori (#050)
  2. Ecole Riverdale Elementary (#059)
  3. Port Kells Elementary (#002)

Seismic Mitigations

  1. David Brankin Elementary (#058)

Capital Plan

New projects are first identified in the school district's annual Capital Plan submission to the Ministry of Education. Projects are categorized by different project types such as Expansions (that adds new enrolling space), Replacements (replacing old existing buildings with a new school) and Seismic Mitigation (seismically upgrading existing H3 buildings).

As part of the Capital Plan submission to the Ministry of Education, the district prepares a Project Request Fact Sheet that outlines to the ministry at a very high level the rationale for the project, and a proposed project schedule and budget. After the ministry reviews the fact sheets, they can approve or support partial funding for the district to prepare a detailed Project Definition Report (PDR).

Open House

Typically, plans for new schools are presented to the public in an open house format. This is an opportunity for the community to ask questions and make comments on the future design of the new school. Valuable feedback from parents and the community is gathered to inform the district planning and construction staff about design considerations. Open houses can involve the architects, district staff and city staff, in order to help field any questions from the public.

Project Approval: Capital Project Funding Agreement

Once the province's Treasury Board approves the submitted PDR, the province issues a Capital Plan Funding Agreement (CPFA). This is the formal funding agreement between the ministry and a school district. At this point the project can move into the design and construction stages.

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