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Upgrades made to Fernie elementary school

An 80-seat addition has been completed at Isabella Dicken Elementary in Fernie.

Provincial officials said the new single-story addition includes four kindergarten classrooms, a media technology room, a special education room and a multipurpose room.

“We are looking forward to the opportunities that the Isabella Dicken Elementary addition will provide the students in the rapidly growing community of Fernie,” said Doug McPhee, board chair, Southeast Kootenay School District.

“Our thanks again for the funding and support of the provincial government. We are excited to continue our collaborative efforts to ensure that students in the Southeast Kootenay School District have adequate, appropriate and safe educational spaces in which to learn and grow.”

The province spent $7.8 million for the expansion and the Southeast Kootenay Board of Education contributed an additional $500,000.


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