Students and families benefit from seismic upgrades at David Livingstone Elementary

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Thank you to (starting from left) Vancouver school district superintendent Helen McGregor, school principal Sharon Vieira, district operations and planning manager Ajaz Hasan, and project manager Robert Ashley for the wonderful tour of the upgraded David Livingstone Elementary School on May 24, 2023. Photo by Carlito Pablo

Students, staff members, and families at the local David Livingstone Elementary school are safer at school with a newly finished seismic upgrade.

All three storeys of David Livingstone Elementary were upgraded to make the classrooms, library and administrative offices seismically safer for more than 360 students.

Located at 315 East 23rd Avenue, the school is part of the Vancouver-Kensington community.

During construction, students were relocated to nearby schools and returned to David Livingstone Elementary after upgrades were complete.

The Province of British Columbia invested $17.3 million for upgrades.

The project is part of the Province’s work to provide Vancouver students with seismically safer learning environments.

Since September 2017, the Government of B.C. has invested more than $300 million to seismically upgrade or replace 12 schools in Vancouver.

Also since September of 2017, the Government of B.C. has announced $3.2 billion for new and improved schools and land purchases for future schools throughout the province.

The investment includes adding approximately 21,000 new student spaces and 33,000 seismically safer seats in B.C. schools.

Budget 2023 includes $3.4 billion for school capital investments to provide better places for students to learn.